Afghan rebels launched their fiercest rocket attack on Kabul in two months, killing nine people and wounding 18 others. Meanwhile, President Najibullah’s ruling People’s Democratic Party dismissed two Politburo members. Official Kabul Radio said the party’s central committee, discussing the security of the capital, removed Saleh Mohammed Zerai and Abdolzohur Razmju from its Politburo and secretariat. The radio gave no reason for the action. The announcement came shortly after Tass, the official Soviet news agency, said 60 ground-to-ground rockets fired by Muslim rebels rained down on Kabul over a six-hour period. Among the dead were two Soviet women and a 2-year-old Soviet girl.