Rocket attack kills Afghan child, wounds 2

10:35, April 04, 2010      

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A rocket fired by insurgents claimed the life of a child and injured two others in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, said a press release of the Interior Ministry issued here on Saturday.

"A rocket attack, fired by the rebels yesterday to target the headquarters of Dasht-e-Archi district in Kunduz province hit a residence area killing an innocent child and injuring two women," the press release said.

It blamed the enemies of peace in Afghanistan, a term used against Taliban insurgents, for the attack.

However, the militants have yet to make comments.

Taliban militants who staged a violent comeback four years ago have vowed to speed up their activities this year against the Afghan government and NATO-led forces stationed in post-Taliban country.

Kunduz, a relativity peaceful province until early 2009, has been the scene of Taliban-led increasing militancy over the past several months as three soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and five Afghan troops were killed on Friday.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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