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Afghan Garrison Hit by Missiles

October 27, 2002

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JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) _ Two rockets damaged an Afghan military garrison in Gardez province in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, an official said. There were no casualties.

The missiles, fired from a mountainous area about 4 miles away, destroyed a room on the base and broke window panes, said Naeem, administrator of the garrison.

Naeem, who uses only one name, said garrison soldiers went immediately to the launch site and arrested two people.

He did not identify the suspects, but said when asked who was behind the attack, ``Obviously the Taliban and al-Qaida.″

Rockets are frequently fired at government and U.S. bases in Afghanistan, but they rarely hit their targets.

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