KUNAR – A female suicide bomber wounded 18 people including three police officers in an attack on a police check post in the Shigal district of eastern Kunar province on Monday, the Interior Ministry said.
* HELMAND – Three would-be-suicide bombers were killed when their suicide vests went off in the Marjah town of southern Helmand province on Monday, Interior Ministry said.
* HERAT – Five civilians were killed and three wounded when their car was hit by a roadside bomb in western Herat province on Monday, said Abdul Rahoof, a local police official.
SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN – A member of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died of wounds sustained in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the alliance said in a statement.
HELMAND – ISAF and Afghan troops seized 1,650 kg (3,637 lb) of opium and 10 kg of heroin during a vehicle search in southern Helmand province, detaining two passengers, the alliance said in a statement. Separately, an ISAF patrol found 1,630 kg of opium in an abandoned vehicle.
(1 kg = 2.2 pounds)
(Compiled by Dan Williams; Editing by David Fox and Sanjeev Miglani)