Attacks on Afghan Capital Kill 58, Hurt 224


At least 58 people were killed and 224 wounded in rocket and mortar attacks on the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, official Kabul Radio said. Some of the fatalities were guests at a wedding party hit by a rocket.

The broadcast, monitored in Islamabad, blamed factions opposing President Burhanuddin Rabbani for the attacks. Militias controlled by Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and northern warlord Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum fired more than 100 rockets and mortar bombs on residential areas, the radio said.

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