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Two Rockets Hit Afghan Capital; No Injuries Reported - 2003-03-30

Two rockets landed in the Afghan capital, Kabul, late Sunday. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, which caused no casualties and little damage.

One of the rockets hit a dormitory building at the downtown headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force, a multinational peace-keeping force under joint German-Dutch command responsible for security in and around the capital.

According to Kabul security officials, the second rocket landed in a park in an eastern neighborhood of the city. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack.

The rockets rattled windows and could be clearly heard by most residents of the capital when they struck. They were the first rocket attacks in Kabul since January when there were a series of similar attacks. They also caused little damage and no casualties.

In recent days, there have been a series of attacks by suspected members of the Taleban and al-Qaida in southern Afghanistan. Two U.S. Special Forces soldiers died in an ambush in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Saturday. Last Thursday a Swiss citizen working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was killed by unidentified assailants in the Oruzgun province.