updated 9/9/2004 10:57:28 PM ET 2004-09-10T02:57:28

As many as five rockets were fired in quick succession in the Afghan capital late Thursday, injuring at least one Afghan resident, officials said.

The string of explosions rang out on the anniversary of the slaying of anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massood, who was assassinated two days before the Sept. 11 attacks that triggered the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

The rocket attacks came less than two weeks after a car bomb killed about 10 people at the U.S. security firm in Kabul which supplies bodyguards for President Hamid Karzai.

On Thursday evening, one rocket damaged a simple mud house in the city’s central Qala-e-Musa district, injuring one woman, residents said.

Police said another house was also hit, but that no one was injured.

Lt. Cdr. Ken Mackillop, a spokesman for NATO troops who patrol the capital, said as many as five rockets landed in the city, including one close to a NATO base.

Soldiers were sent out to investigate, Mackillop said. He had no further details.

Rockets are regularly fired into Kabul and at U.S. military bases around the country, rarely hitting their target but sometimes wounding civilians.

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