FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan, July 30

Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:27am EDT

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(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1200 GMT on Thursday:

HELMAND - A roadside bomb killed four guards working for an Afghan private security company in the Gereshk district of southern Helmand province Thursday, the Interior Ministry said.

HELMAND - A roadside bomb killed four Afghan soldiers and wounded two near Yakhchal village in Gereshk Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said.

HERAT - An Afghan civilian was killed when police fired shots to break up a protest by street hawkers in the western city of Herat Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said. Two police were wounded and a journalist beaten. The hawkers were demonstrating against plans by city officials to stop them trading on the city's streets.

(Compiled by Golnar Motevalli and Jonathon Burch; Editing by Paul Tait)