November 8, 2009 / 9:27 AM / in 9 years

FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Nov 8

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Nov 8 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1230 GMT on Sunday:

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HELMAND - Three Afghan soldiers were killed on Saturday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb along the main highway in Gereshk district of southern Helmand province, the Defence Ministry said.

HELMAND - A British soldier was killed by an explosion in Sangin district of Helmand province on Saturday, the British Defence Ministry said.

* WESTERN AFGHANISTAN - A U.S. services member was killed in an insurgent attack in the west of the country on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

ZABUL - Seventeen insurgents were killed by a foreign forces air strike in Now Bahar district of southern Zabul province on Saturday after Afghan soldiers in the area were involved in heavy clashes with the militants, the Defence Ministry said.

The NATO-led force could not immediately confirm whether its forces had carried out an air strike in the area.

* KANDAHAR - Afghan and international forces killed "several" militants during an operation in Kandahar province on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

The Taliban could not be reached for comment and Reuters could not immediately verify the reports independently. (Compiled by Jonathon Burch; Editing by David Stamp) (For more Reuters coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, see: here)

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