Thursday, January 15, 2004

AFG: Rockets attack, none hurt

Rockets attack in Afghanistan, none hurt:

About a dozen rockets were fired at a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, but they caused no casualties, Afghan and U.S. officials said Thursday.

The rockets exploded in fields near the Khost airport, about 90 miles southeast of Kabul, at about 11 p.m. Wednesday, said Hayatullah Taniwal, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

"So many rockets have never been fired at the airport before," Taniwal told The Associated Press.

He said the fire came from mountains to the south of the city.

Rockets are regularly fired at U.S. bases around the country. The projectiles, sometimes just propped on a rock and launched with a crude timer, rarely hit their targets.


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