FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, June 9

09 Jun 2010 13:31:56 GMT

Source: Reuters

June 9 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1300 GMT on Wednesday:

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* HELMAND - At least four service members from the NATO-led force were killed when their helicopter was brought down by insurgent fire in southern Helmand province, the alliance said.

Dawood Ahmadi, a spokesman for Helmand's governor, said the chopper was hovering at low altitude, giving air support to ground troops, when it was hit by a rocket propelled grenade.

* HELMAND - A British soldier from the NATO-led force was killed by an explosion in Gereshk district of Helmand province, the British Defence Ministry said. (Compiled by Jonathon Burch; Editing by David Fox)


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