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Afghan official: Taliban rocket kills 2 in eastern province

AP  |  Kabul 

An official says a rocket fired by the has killed two people in the country's east.

The governor of Kunar province, Waheedullah Kalimzai, says the projectile was fired today. He says it struck a market in the provincial capital, Asad Abad, killing two employees of the department of communications.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, authorities say they have recaptured a district from the amid fierce clashes.

A statement from the Interior Ministry says security forces took back the district of Qala-e Zal in Kunduz. The district fell to the earlier this month after insurgents overran the local police headquarters.

Police officer Mohammad Faisal says fighting is still underway in Qala-e Zal, adding that the Taliban have planted land mines around the district.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 13:22 IST