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Rocket attack kills five civilians in eastern Afghanistan
Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:0PM
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A rocket attack has killed at least five civilians and injured another 10 in eastern Afghanistan's Logar Province.


Reports say the victims were killed as they waited on the side of a road for a bus in the Baraki Barak district, on Thursday.

According to Logar Province deputy police chief Raeis Khan Rahimzai, militants seeming to be targeting a nearby Afghan army base had missed their target.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on Thursday, militants killed three Afghan security forces in Herat.

Since Monday, more than 20 Afghan soldiers and civilians have been killed across the war-torn country.

The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism.

The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops in the war-weary nation.

The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.

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