updated 7/18/2004 3:32:18 PM ET 2004-07-18T19:32:18

A rocket hit a house in the city’s Shash Darak district, killing a woman, residents said. It was one of at least two explosions heard Sunday in the Afghan capital.

The area is near the headquarters of Kabul’s NATO-led peacekeepers, the U.S. Embassy and the presidential palace.

A spokesman for the international force had no immediate information on the blasts.

Family members wailed in the courtyard of a simple mud house, crying “Where is our mother?” A neighbor confirmed that a woman had died.

Rockets are regularly fired at Afghan cities and U.S. military bases around the country. The attacks, blamed on Taliban-led militants, rarely cause damage or injuries.

On June 15, a rocket injured a guard at a compound used by the Afghan intelligence agency, yards from the peacekeepers’ headquarters.

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