Rocket hits Afghan capital, killing 3 civilians
Police say a rocket has hit a house in Afghanistan's capital, killing three family members as they slept, Associated Press reported.
Police official Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada says the rocket was fired overnight from a district outside Kabul and landed on a house in the western part of the capital. A father, mother and young girl were killed and two children aged 5 and 7 were wounded.
Sayedzada, head of Kabul's criminal investigations unit, says there was no military or government target in the area.
Taliban insurgents have been gaining strength in Afghanistan and targeting foreign troops, but heavy artillery attacks are relatively rare in the capital. Another rocket attack came before last month's presidential election.