FACTBOX - Security developments in Afghanistan

Wed May 6, 2009 3:06pm BST

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(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported at 2:30 p.m. British time Wednesday.

FARAH PROVINCE - The Red Cross said dozens of people were killed and provincial officials said more than 100 civilians may have died as a result of U.S.-led air strikes during battles Monday and Tuesday in Farah Province's Bala Boluk district, 660 km (410 miles) southwest of Kabul. U.S. and Afghan authorities sent a team to investigate the incident.

BAGHLAN - Unidentified gunmen killed a provincial district chief and three others in an attack on their car in Dahan-e-Ghori district, 180 km (110 miles) north of Kabul, on Wednesday, a provincial spokesman said.

GHAZNI - Five Afghan policemen were killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb hit their military vehicle in Andar district, 200 km (125 miles) southwest of Kabul, on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.

LOGAR - U.S.-led coalition and Afghan forces detained six militants in an operation to disrupt the flow of foreign forces in Baraki Barak district, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Kabul, Wednesday, U.S. forces said in a statement.

HELMAND - One civilian and a policeman were killed when two militants on a motorbike fired on them in Nad Ali district, 570 km (350 miles) southwest of Kabul, Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

(Compiled by Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Paul Tait)

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