Kabul: Afghan government officials say insurgent rockets have killed five people who were waiting on the side of a road for a bus in the east of the country.

The deputy police chief for Logar province says insurgents appeared to be aiming at a nearby Afghan army base but the rockets missed their target. Raeis Khan Rahimzai says another 10 people were wounded by the barrage on Thursday in Baraki Barak district.

Logar government spokesman Din Mohammad Darwesh says it was the second such incident in as many days. He says a rocket hit a civilian house yesterday and killed one woman inside.

Militants have been responsible for the vast majority of civilian casualties in the Afghan war, with roadside bombs being the biggest killers.


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