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3 killed in Kabul rocket attack

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  • Three people die when rockets slam into northwestern Kabul
  • Attack kills man, woman and their daughter, according to Interior Ministry spokesman
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns attack and asks authorities to investigate
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Three people died when rockets slammed into northwestern Kabul late Sunday, a government official said.

The attack killed a man, a woman and their daughter, according to Zamari Bashari, an Interior Ministry spokesman.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack and asked authorities to investigate, a statement from his office said.

There has been a general increase in violence across the country as a resurgent Taliban flexes its muscles. U.S. and British troops are waging an offensive against militant forces in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

The Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, and in recent months has staged an increasingly bloody insurgency.

CNN's Wahid Mayar and Ingrid Formanek contributed to this report.

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