June 22, 2009 / 12:03 PM / 10 years ago

FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported until 1200 GMT (8 a.m. EDT) on Monday:

* Denotes new or updated items.

KHOST - A bomb blast and a suicide bomb attack killed eight civilians and wounded more than 40 others in Afghanistan’s southeastern town of Khost Monday, a provincial official said.

* KHOST - NATO troops shot dead an Afghan civilian in a car in Khost province in the southeast after the car failed to stop following a warning, the alliance said.

KANDAHAR - A suicide car bomber killed three Afghan soldiers in southern Kandahar province Monday, a provincial official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

NANGARHAR - An explosion went off Monday in a government ammunition dump in eastern Nangarhar, killing a child and wounding 20 others, including 18 civilians, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. Authorities were investigating whether the blast was an accident or sabotage.

KHOST - Four Afghan guards of a Western security firm were wounded Monday in an ambush by Taliban guerrillas on a road in southeastern Khost province, officials said.

* KABUL - A roadside bomb hit a vehicle of NATO-led forces on the southern outskirts of Kabul Monday, wounding three soldiers of the alliance, an official for the force said. The Taliban said they were behind the blast.

HELMAND - A roadside bomb hit a passenger bus and injured three civilians in Helmand province in the south of the country, the Interior Ministry said.

Compiled by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Sugita Katyal

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