Factbox - Security developments in Afghanistan, 15 Nov 2008

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1300 GMT on Saturday:

ZABUL - A local level Taliban commander, Obaid Agha, was killed in a police ambush in the southern province of Zabul on Friday night, said a deputy provincial police chief.

GHAZNI - Police and U.S.-led forces captured an insurgent leader responsible for attacks on security forces and kidnapping aid workers in Ghazni province, 150 km (100 miles) southwest of Kabul on Friday, the U.S. military said.

PAKTIKA - U.S.-led soldiers killed 10 members of a suspected suicide bomb network of veteran Taliban commander Jalaluddin Haqqani in a clash in Paktika province, 150 km (100 miles) south of Kabul on Friday, the U.S. military said.

(Compiled by Robert Birsel)


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