Women children injured in Kabul

January 7, 2010 12:00 am

, KABUL, Jan 7 – Militants fired rockets into the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, wounding a woman and two children, the government said.

The projectiles landed in a southeastern neighborhood and injured a woman and two children, the interior ministry said.

The NATO-run International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which patrols the war-weary capital as part of its mission to fight against the Taliban insurgency, said four rockets wounded four people.

Militants frequently fire rockets on the heavily populated city but rarely cause damage because attacks are imprecise.

The Taliban, which was in power from 1996 until the 2001 US-led invasion, are trying to topple the US-backed government in Kabul and regain power through an insurgency, now at its deadliest phase in eight years.

Most of the violence associated with the insurgency is centred in southern and eastern Afghanistan, where the rebels are most active.


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