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Security developments in Afghanistan, Aug 17

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:40 GMT
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Aug 17(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 0930 GMT on Wednesday.

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* KABUL - Afghan security forces and troops from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed six insurgents and detained 23 in the past 24 hours across the country, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

* KABUL - Afghan security forces and ISAF troops killed more than 10 insurgents in volatile southern Helmand province, the coalition said in a statement late on Tuesday.

KABUL - Four guards for a private security company were killed in a firefight with Taliban insurgents in central Ghazni province, said Dawlat Khan, the head of the Watan Risk Private Security Company, where they worked.

Police in Ghazni confirmed the attack, but did not know who carried it out, said officer Mohammad Hashim.

URUZGAN - A bomb planted in a motorcycle killed five civilians and wounded 18 in the southern Uruzgan province, local officials said.

Two children were killed in the attack in a busy market late on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

KABUL - A missile landed in the centre of the capital in the early hours of Wednesday morning, hurting no one, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

GHAZNI - Unknown gunmen killed two civilians in central Ghazni province late on Tuesday, said provincial governor spokesman Marrof Ayoubi. Nobody had claimed responsibility. (Compiled by Kabul bureau)

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