August 16, 2008 / 3:06 PM / 11 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Aug 16

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1500 GMT on Saturday:

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SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN - Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces killed more than 90 militants during several days of fighting in the south of the country this week, the U.S. military and the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

KAPISA - U.S.-led coalition forcattack in Kapisa province northeast of Kabul on Friday, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

HELMAND - Afghan police killed 23 militants on Friday after they attacked two separate police checkpoints, both in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

HERAT - Two Iranian nationals were abducted in the western province of Herat this week, a provincial police spokesman said on Saturday.

PAKTIA - Insurgents attacked and wounded two policemen guarding a remote police post in eastern Paktia province overnight, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. Afghan and NATO-led forces arrived nine hours later and killed five of the insurgents, it said.

KABUL - An explosion hit a car carrying a Kuchi tribal leader on the outskirts of Kabul on Saturday, wounding the driver, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

*PAKTIA - Afghan and coalition forces killed seven insurgents and wounded several more in eastern Paktia province on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

*HELMAND - Afghan soldiers killed seven insurgents including two Taliban commanders and wounded eight more in Musa Qala district of Helmand province on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

*URUZGAN - NATO-led forces killed a known Taliban leader and two other insurgents in a precision air strike on Tuesday in the southern province of Uruzgan, a spokeswoman for the NATO force said on Saturday. (Compiled by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Robert Hart)

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