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World IN BRIEF : AFGHANISTAN : 11 Killed in Rocket Attack on Capital

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A rocket attack blamed on U.S.-backed guerrillas shook the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing at least 11 people, including five children, Kabul radio reported. The state-run radio, monitored in Islamabad, Pakistan, said dozens of rockets rained down on Kabul. A residential district near the city center reportedly took the brunt of the attack. Muslim insurgents bankrolled by the United States, Saudi Arabia and other sympathetic Arab states, have been fighting for more than a dozen years to topple successive communist governments in Afghanistan.


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