September 12, 2009 / 3:51 PM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Sept 12

KABUL, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Following are security developments reported in Afghanistan as of 1545 GMT on Saturday:

WESTERN AFGHANISTAN - Three U.S. service members were killed by a roadside bomb attack in western Afghanistan, a press officer for U.S. and NATO-led troops said.

EASTERN AFGHANISTAN - Two U.S. service members were killed by a roadside bomb in the east of the country, the NATO-led force said in a statement.

FARAH - Seven Afghan soldiers were killed in a lengthy gunbattle in Farah province in the west of the country, said Brigadier General Mohammad Khawary, an Afghan Army commander in the region. He said 10 Afghan troops were wounded, and many Taliban were killed.

FARAH - Three civilians were killed in Farah province in the west when a rocket struck their house, the province’s governor, Rohul Amin, said.

KANDAHAR CITY - Two suicide bombers attempted to enter a detention centre run by the National Directorate of Security in Kandahar City in the south of the country, said Abdullah Ahmed Sherzad, head of criminal investigations at Kandahar police. The two bombers were shot dead. One detonated his explosives, killing a guard at the gate and a child nearby.

URUZGAN - A roadside bomb in Uruzgan province in the south struck two passenger cars on Friday, killing 14 civilians, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. Provincial police chief Juma Gul Hemat put the death toll at 12.

KANDAHAR - A roadside bomb in Kandahar province killed six civilians, the Interior Ministry and provincial governor said.

KUNDUZ - Fighters attacked a police post, killing seven policemen including the commander at the checkpoint in Kunduz province in the north, in a battle that ran from the middle of the night into morning, provincial governor Mohammad Omar said. Two other policemen were missing and feared captured.

NANGARHAR - Fighters killed four policemen in an attack on a patrol in Nangarhar province in the east of the country, provincial government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.

KUNAR - Six guards from a local security firm were killed when fighters attacked their office in eastern Kunar province, provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi said.

KUNDUZ - NATO-led forces said they had raided compounds in the province overnight, where they “killed a number of militants”. Provincial governor Mohammad Omar said Western forces had killed at least 12 fighters there.

Compiled by Peter Graff For more Reuters coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, see: here

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