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FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Jan 6

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Jan 6 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported as of 1100 GMT on Wednesday.

NANGARHAR - A roadside bomb hit foreign troops in eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least two Afghan civilians, Afghan officials and NATO-led forces said. Nine NATO troops were among the many wounded, a spokesman for the NATO-led force said. A hospital official said three civilians had died and 29 were wounded.

KUNDUZ - Afghan and international forces killed two insurgents in a compound during a raid outside northern Kunduz city overnight, the NATO-led force said in a statement.

KHOST - A blast went off in a shop in the southeastern town of Khost, wounding six civilians, a police official said.

KHOST - A would-be suicide bomber was killed after explosives attached to his body went off while he was being hunted by police outside Khost city in the southeast of the country overnight, a police officer said. A resident was also killed by the blast, he added. (Compiled by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Peter Graff and Jerry Norton) (For more Reuters coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan, see: http://www.reuters.com/news/globalcoverage/afghanistanpakistan) (sayed.salahuddin@thomsonreuters.com; Kabul newsroom: +93 799 335 285))

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