June 30, 2008 / 11:31 AM / 12 years ago

FACTBOX - Security developments in Afghanistan

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported until 11:30 a.m. on Monday:

NIMROZ - Twenty-eight Taliban insurgents and up to eight Afghan civilians were killed in an operation of U.S.-led troops on Sunday in the southwestern province of Nimroz, the provincial governor, Ghulam Dastagir Azad, said on Monday.

The U.S. military said several militants were killed in the operation and “two additional groups of armed militants” perished by air strikes as they manoeuvred against the force in the province. The Taliban said no member of the group was killed, adding the victims were civilians attending a party.

Separately, 15 more insurgents were killed in a joint Afghan and NATO-led counter-attack after a group of militants raided a police post in Nimroz’s Dasht-e Bakwa also on Sunday, the interior ministry said.

PAKTIA - Two Afghan soldiers were killed and three more wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southeastern Paktia on Sunday, the defence ministry said.

Also in Paktia, multiple blasts, one of them a roadside bomb, killed four civilians and wounded two police on Monday, an official from the region said.

WARDAK - Five members of a family, four brothers and their mother, were killed on Monday when an explosion ripped through their house in Wardak province, which lies to the west of Kabul, an official said. There were no further details.

Compiled by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Alex Richardson

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