August 9, 2009 / 7:45 AM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Nov 10

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Nov 10 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1300 GMT on Tuesday.

* indicates new or updated items.

PAKTIKA - Two civilians were killed and 13 wounded when a rocket hit a house while Afghan and NATO forces were fighting insurgents in southeastern Paktika province's Yahya Khil district, said Hamidullah Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the rocket was fired by the Taliban.

* KANDAHAR - Afghan police and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops seized 500,000 lb (227,000 kg) of ammonium nitrate fertiliser, along with 5,000 bomb components, and arrested 15 people in a warehouse raid in the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday, ISAF said in a statement. Ammonium nitrate is illegal in Afghanistan and is used in most homemade bombs in the country, it said.

* SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN - A U.S. service member was killed by a bomb in southern Afghanistan, ISAF said. It gave no further details.

SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN - One ISAF service member was killed by a bomb in southern Afghanistan within the previous 24 hours, the alliance said late on Monday. It gave no further details.

(Compiled by Kabul bureau; Editing by Paul Tait) (For more Reuters coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, see: here)




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