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Children among 10 people killed by rocket attacks in Afghanistan

FILE - In this March 22, 2011, file photo, Afghan National Army commandos practice a house clearing during a training session at Camp Morehead on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The commando strike force is part of an interwoven latticework of Afghan forces trained and backed by a small number of U.S. special operators. Photo: Dar Yasin / AP

FILE - In this March 22, 2011, file photo, Afghan National Army commandos practice a house clearing during a training session at Camp Morehead on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The commando strike force is part of an interwoven latticework of Afghan forces trained and backed by a small number of U.S. special operators. Photo: Dar Yasin / AP

KABUL, Afghanistan — Five children were killed by a rocket fired by Taliban fighters during a battle with Afghan security forces in a northern region of the country on Monday, authorities said.

The Taliban fired a rocket-propelled grenade into a civilian house in Ali Abad district of Kunduz province at 5 a.m., said Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the provincial police chief.

Four other people in the house were wounded, he added.

In western Afghanistan, a separate rocket attack killed a district police chief and four other police officers, authorities said.

That attack took place in Farsi district of Herat province at 6 a.m., said Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief.

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