December 22, 2008 / 1:40 PM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 8:30 a.m. EST on Monday:

*Denotes new or updated item

*HELMAND - Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces killed an insurgent in Nahr Surkh district, about 530 km (305 miles) from Kabul, on Sunday, U.S. military said.

GHAZNI - A car laden with explosives exploded outside government buildings in the city of Ghazni on Monday, 130 km (80 miles) southwest of Kabul, killing one civilian as well as the two would-be suicide bombers in the car, police said. The blast went off prematurely and also wounded seven civilians.

Compiled by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Valerie Lee

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