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Rockets Explode Outside East Afghan Base

Suspected Taliban and al-Qaida insurgents fired two rockets Friday at an airport where U.S. forces are based, shattering windows in buildings but causing no casualties, an Afghan military official said. The rockets, shot from the southern side of the Jalalabad airport, exploded in a field near the airport’s military base, said Gen. Abdul Malik Malikzai, head of Afghan’s ninth brigade. The Jalalabad airport often has been the target of rockets fired by insurgents, but they rarely cause serious damage or casualties since they involve crude launchers with poor aim. “The Taliban and al-Qaida carried out the attack because there is an operation going on against them in the area,” Malikzai said in an interview. Full Story

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