Factbox - Security developments in Afghanistan, Dec 24

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Dec 24 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1300 GMT on Thursday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* Two Afghan civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southeastern Paktika province, the Interior Ministry said.

KUNDUZ - A remote-controlled explosion killed two bodyguards of a pro-government militia commander on Thursday in northern Kunduz province, the provincial police chief Mohammad Razaaq Yaqoubi said. The commander survived the blast and one civilian was wounded, he added.

KANDAHAR - A Canadian soldier was killed by an explosion while on a joint foot patrol with Afghan troops in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, the Canadian Defence Ministry said on its website. (Compiled by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Ron Popeski) (For more Reuters coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, see:

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