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Six Civilians Killed Near Kabul

25 October 2005 -- Afghan officials say suspected militants attacked a U.S.-led military convoy with rockets and machine guns near Afghanistan's capital Kabul, missing their target, but killing six civilians.

Interior Ministry spokesman Yousuf Stanezai said today that the incident occurred late yesterday in Logar Province that straddles the main highway linking Kabul with southeastern areas.

A U.S. military spokeswoman in Kabul said she had not heard about the incident.

The attack is part of rising violence in which more than 1,100 people, mostly militants but also over 50 U.S. soldiers, have been killed this year.