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Rockets fired at US bases in Southern Afghanistan

Four rockets were fired onto the US-led military base in the eastern city of Jalalabad but the attack did not cause any casualties, US coalition military spokesman, Major Mark McCann told AFP. Another two rockets landed in the perimeters of another coalition base in neighboring Kunar province which borders Pakistan, also without causing casualties, he added.The attacks follow the death of five people including two electoral workers when their vehicle hit a bomb in southeastern Patika province Monday. October 9 polls were hailed by the international community as a defeat for loyalists from the Taliban regime after feared major attacks failed to materialise and millions of voters streamed into polling stations. However at least 19 people including two US soldiers and three Afghan children have died in post-election violence which authorities blame on Taliban fighters. Militants from the ousted Taliban regime and their allies have pledged to continue to their attacks against coalition and the post-election government. The US military, which leads a coalition of over 18,000 troops in the country, said in a statement on Tuesday it that would continue to hunt down insurgents who are waging a guerrilla bombing campaign in the south and east of the country.Full Story

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