Afghan Rocket Misses French General, Kills 3 Kids

Insurgents target marketplace meeting
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2009 8:40 AM CST
NATO French Foreign Legion soldiers respond to a mortar attack during operation Avallon in the Tagab Valley, some 50 kilometers east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday Nov. 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

(Newser) – A rocket attack intended for a French general instead killed three children and wounded 20 others in a busy market northeast of Kabul today. Insurgents fired into the marketplace hoping to hit a meeting between Brig. Gen. Marcel Druart and tribal elders from Tagab Valley, where France is in the midst of a major offensive. Neither Druart nor any of his troops were harmed.