FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, June 12

Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:27am EDT

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June 12 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1300 GMT on Thursday:

BALKH - A land mine killed five people, two of them children, on Thursday in a camp housing displaced in the drought-hit northern province of Balkh, police said.

- A mass grave was found on Thursday near Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh's provincial capital. Some 50 bodies have been unearthed so far, another official said.

SHARAN - Hundreds of residents on Thursday staged a protest against killing of civilians by U.S.-led soldiers during an operation against the Taliban in the southeastern Paktika province, the governor of the province said. He said put civilian deaths from Tuesday's raid at 12. (Compiled by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

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