Factbox - Security developments in Afghanistan, 08 Nov 2008

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Nov 08 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported until 0915 GMT on Saturday.

GHOR - Taliban insurgents ambushed and killed provincial district chief and wounded his driver in the Teywara district some 460 km (285) miles west of Kabul on Friday, a senior police officer said.

NANGARHAR - U.S.-led coalition forces killed six militants and detained 10 others while targeting an insurgent commander in the Acheen district some 115 km (72) miles east of Kabul on Friday, a U.S. military statement said.

KHOST - U.S.-led coalition troops killed three insurgents during an air strike while targeting Haqqani's network in the Sabri district some 150 km (95) miles southeast of Kabul on Friday, the same U.S. military statement said.

KANDAHAR - Several Taliban fighters were killed and wounded during a battle with Afghan security forces in Kandahar province some 500 km (310) miles southwest of Kabul on Friday, a statement from the Afghan Defense Ministry said.

KHOST - An air strike killed three insurgents while they were planting roadside bombs in the Yaqubi district some 170 km (105) miles southwest of Kabul on Friday, a separate Defense Ministry statement said.

(Compiled by Hamid Shalizi, Editing by Jerry Norton)

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