Three rockets explode near U.S. positions

BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Assailants fired three rockets toward American troops stationed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday but nobody was reported injured, a U.S. military spokesman said.

The rockets, launched from crude wooden tripods and set off by timers, exploded at 2 a.m. several hundred yards from U.S. soldiers in the tense town of Khost, Maj. Bryan Hilferty said.

The identity of the attackers was unknown.