A rocket attack blamed on U.S.-backed guerrillas shook the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, including five children, Kabul radio reported.

The state-run radio, monitored in Islamabad, said dozens of rockets rained down on Kabul. A residential district near the city center reportedly took the brunt of the attack.The radio blamed the guerrillas, who are headquartered in neighboring Pakistan.

Muslim insurgents bankrolled by the United States, Saudi Arabia and other sympathetic Arab states have been fighting for more than a dozen years to topple successive Communist governments in Afghanistan.