Factbox: Security developments in Afghanistan, June 11

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:49 AM
Factbox: Security developments in Afghanistan, June 11

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1300 GMT Saturday.

* denotes new or updated items.

* KABUL - A service member from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed during an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said in a statement. It gave no other details.

* KANDAHAR - Eight children, four women and three men were killed when a roadside bomb destroyed the bus in which they were

traveling in the Haji Lahore region of southern Kandahar province, the Interior Ministry said.

* KHOST - A suicide bomber killed two policemen and one civilian in Khost City, the capital of unstable eastern Khost province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The blast wounded 12, eight of them civilians. The dead included a colonel who was head of Khost's rapid reaction force and his bodyguard, security sources said, the latest in a string of assassinations of senior police officers in recent weeks.

* KUNAR - Six civilians were wounded when insurgents fired mortar rounds at a police headquarters in Khost, a restive, mountainous province in the east, the Interior Ministry said.

LAGHMAN - Two policemen were killed and nine wounded by an explosion in Metherlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, Friday night, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Police were investigating an initial explosion that did not cause any casualties when they were hit by a secondary bomb.

(Compiled by Kabul bureau; Editing by Paul Tait)