Afghan official: 3 civilians die in rocket attack

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 11:48 AM
Afghan official: 3 civilians die in rocket attack

Afghan authorities say three civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded when a rocket exploded in a bazaar in the eastern part of the country.

Gen. Zirawer Zahid, the police chief in Ghazni province, said insurgents who fired the rocket Wednesday were targeting the police headquarters, but it fell in a market area of Muqur district instead.

Also Wednesday, a NATO service member was killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan.

NATO did not provide additional details.

So far this year, 77 NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan.