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FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Jan 11

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Jan 11 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported as of 14:30 GMT on Monday.

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* SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN - Three U.S. service members were killed while fighting militants in southern Afghanistan, and a roadside bomb killed a fourth foreign service member whose nationality was not given, NATO-led forces said.

* NORTHEAST AFGHANISTAN - One foreign soldier died in a gun battle in eastern Afghanistan, and another died of his wounds afterwards, NATO-led forces said.

France said that a French soldier under NATO command was killed and another seriously injured in the battle, which flared up when Taliban insurgents attacked a patrol in the Alasay Valley, northeast of the capital.

* NIMROZ - Unidentified gunmen killed an acting district mayor in southwestern Nimroz province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Abdullah Jan was gunned down by assailants in a market in Delaram district of the province, it said.

HELMAND - A helicopter belonging to NATO-led forces made a hard landing at a military base on Monday in southern Helmand province, the alliance said in a statement.

There were no casualties to the crew, but the helicopter is not flyable. The incident is being investigated but there are no indications of enemy involvement, it added.

HELMAND - Afghan troops killed 11 insurgents in an operation in a district of Helmand province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Monday.

KUNAR - Five militants were killed in an air raid by foreign troops in an area of eastern Kunar province after an abortive ambush on a convoy of troops on Sunday, police said.

URUZGAN - A roadside bomb hit a vehicle belonging to a western aid group on a road in southern Uruzgan province on Sunday, killing two of its Afghan employees, police said.

SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN - A service member with NATO-led forces was killed by a blast on Sunday in southern Afghanistan, NATO said.

(Compiled by Kabul Bureau; editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

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