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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rockets Kill Children

KABUL, Afghanistan () -- Rockets smashed into a southwestern suburb of Kabul, killing 20 people, many of them young children. At least 48 others were wounded, witnesses and hospital officials said Wednesday.


No one claimed responsibility for the assault Tuesday, but the Afghan defense ministry blamed Taliban militiamen seeking to topple President Burhanuddin Rabbani.


The rocket assault at midday hit the congested residential neighborhood of Karte Se, already badly damaged by nearly three years of brutal factional fighting.