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2 dead, 10 family members injured in Afghanistan violence

From Matiullah Mati, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 10 relatives are injured after a rocket strikes a house in eastern Afghanistan
  • An explosive kills a policeman and a civilian in western Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Ten family members were injured in a rocket attack in eastern Nangarhar province, a spokesman for the governor of the province said. In a separate attack, two people were killed in a western province.

The relatives included five women, four children and an elderly man, Ahamad Zia Abdul Zai, the spokesman, said.

He said three rockets hit east of Jalalabad city from an unknown origin on Sunday night. One rocket did not detonate, a second hit land but did not cause any casualties, and a third hit a civilian residential house, the spokesman said.

Separately, an improvised explosive device detonated in western Helmand province Sunday morning, killing a policeman and a civilian. Another policeman and another civilian were injured, said Daud Ahamadi, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province.

Ahamadi said the IED was placed in a motorbike and detonated in the center of the Sangin district of the province.