Rocket attack kills 3, wounds 4 in N Afghanistan

15:11, April 27, 2010      

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Three rockets fired by militants hit residential areas in Afghanistan's northern province Kunduz, claiming the lives of three civilians and injuring four others, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

"The enemy launched rocket attacks late Monday night in Nahri Sufi and Zaman Shahir villages of Dasht-e-Archi district in Kunduz province. As a result, three civilians were killed and four others injured," the statement said.

It said that the wounded civilians had been transported by Afghan Police to hospital for medical treatment.

In separate incident, a woman and a child were injured in country's southern Ghazni province on the same night as an explosive device went off, according to the statement.

Taliban militants fighting the Afghan government and NATO-led forces have vowed to speed up their activities this year in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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