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Rocket attack on southeastern Afghan city kills three

KABUL, May 16 (KUNA) -- Three Afghan civilians were killed in a rocket attack on Khost City, capital of Khost Province in the southeastern zone of Afghanistan, along the border with the troubled Waziristan region of neighboring Pakistan.
Four rockets landed on the city before dawn on Saturday killing three civilians and damaging some residential buildings, said locals and police officials. Five more people, all civilians, suffered injuries, they added.
Police Chief of Khost Province Abdul Qayum Baqzoi confirmed the rocket attack and the civilian casualties. He added that more rockets were also fired on the city, but landed in uninhabited areas.
This comes just days after three serial suicide attacks in the same city on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Afghan and US officials say only civilians were killed in the said suicide attacks.(end) gk.wsa KUNA 160957 May 09NNNN