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Rockets Fired at Two U.S. Bases in Afghanistan

Rockets were fired at two U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, marking the second night of attacks since the Iraq war began last week, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. There were no injuries in the latest strike on Tuesday and U.S. officials said they did not know if the attacks were in retaliation for the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Three rockets were fired near a base in Gardez in the volatile eastern province of Paktia and 11 fired at another base in the province, near the Pakistan border. “There has been a slight increase over the past week in terms of attacks,” U.S. military spokeswoman Alayne Cramer said in a news briefing at the U.S. headquarters in Bagram Air Base. She said the Iraq war may have been the trigger for the rocket attacks, which had fallen in number in February and the first half of March from previous months. “They might have been using that as an excuse,” she said. Full Story

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