FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Aug 18
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Aug 18 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1500 GMT on Wednesday.
* denotes new or updated item.
KANDAHAR - Afghan and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops killed 10 Taliban insurgents in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, ISAF said in a statement. The operation included air support, it said.
KANDAHAR - At least eight Afghan civilians were killed in a bomb attack aimed at a tribal chief's home on Tuesday night in Spin Boldak, a frontier town near the southern border with Pakistan, a provincial police official said.
NANGARHAR - Afghan and U.S.-led forces killed two insurgents and detained several more in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, ISAF said. Protesters blocked a main highway out of Jalalabad, saying the dead men, a father and son, were civilians.
ZABUL - An unidentified gunmen killed a provincial official and his wife in a raid on their home in the Shah Joy district of southern Zabul province on Tuesday, said Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
MAIDAN WARDAK - Four ISAF service members were wounded in a grenade attack launched from a mosque in Maidan Wardak province, west of Kabul, on Tuesday, coalition forces said.
* KHOST - ISAF said an unmanned drone aircraft crashed in eastern Khost province. The cause of the crash was not yet known but Afghan soldiers had recovered the aircraft, it said.
PAKTIKA - A drone crashed in southeastern Paktika province, ISAF said. The crash was caused by mechanical failure and the wreckage was recovered, it said.
(Reporting by Sayed Salahuddin, Hamid Shalizi and Andrew Hammond; Editing by Paul Tait) (For more Reuters coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, see: here)
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