December 27th, 2009
10:11 AM ET

Rocket lands on Afghan ministry grounds

A rocket struck the grounds of the Afghan interior ministry Saturday, but did not cause any casualties, authorities said.

The attack took place Saturday night, said Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for the defense ministry. He did not offer additional details.

The ministry is in the heart of the capital city, close to the presidential palace.

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December 27th, 2009
10:08 AM ET

Reunion of soldiers, families at Fort Drum 'the best Christmas present'

Christmas came a day late for the families of nearly 300 soldiers returning to Fort Drum in New York on Saturday from a one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

But it hardly seemed to matter.

Loud cheers filled Magrath Gym as the soldiers marched in just at just after 6 in the morning.

Many families waved signs and flags. One toddler sported a shirt that read, "Welcome home Daddy. I took care of Mommy while you were gone."

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