Rockets shake Kabul

An Afghan policeman walks near a small crater caused by an impact of one of the rockets which landed in Kabul, Afghanistan.
An Afghan policeman walks near a small crater caused by an impact of one of the rockets which landed in Kabul, Afghanistan.

At least four rockets were fired into the Afghan capital yesterday, killing one man and injuring three other people, police said.

General Mohammad Zahir, director of the criminal investigation division of the Kabul police, said the rockets landed in the northeastern part of Kabul near a private television station and close to an office compound used by the Afghan intelligence service.

Daud Amin, deputy police chief of Kabul, said a total of four rockets were fired, damaging one home.

Insurgents occasionally launch rockets into the city, but the weapons are not very accurate and frequently miss their targets.

These latest rockets were launched from the east and northeastern parts of the city, but did not penetrate the centre of the capital.

Dr Sayed Kabir Amiry, director of all the Afghan hospitals in Kabul, said a 28-year-old man was killed in one of the attacks and three other people were wounded.

One of the wounded had been discharged from hospital, but the other two were still being treated, he said.

General Zahir said police were investigating a report that shrapnel struck a civilian vehicle.

The car did not stop, so police did not know if the occupants were among those injured.

- AP

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