'10 die' in Kabul strike

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The Independent Online

Bombs smashed three houses on the northern edge of Kabul Sunday, killing at least 10 people, according to neighbours and Taliban officials.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw the bodies of four children and one man. Neighbours said there were other dead as well.

A neighbour, Zarmeen Bibi, said the strike had occured about 7 a.m. Several U.S. jets roared over the capital of Kabul Sunday morning, apparently aiming at military targets on the northern edge of the city.

Word of the deaths comes a day after an apparent stray US strike hit a village behind the rebel military alliance's battle lines north of Kabul. At least one woman was killed and 10 hurt in that strike, according to witnesses.

¿ Pakistan has turned over to US officials a suspect wanted in connection with the bombing of the USS Cole last year, a Yemeni microbiology student. It was the first known arrest outside Yemen in connection with the attack, which Osama bin Laden is suspected of masterminding.