July 18 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported at 1000 GMT on Sunday.
KABUL – A suicide bomb blast aimed at a convoy of foreign forces killed four Afghan civilians in a crowded part of the capital on Sunday, a police source said. There was no immediate word about casualties among the troops.
KANDAHAR – A roadside bomb killed a police officer and an Afghan civilian in the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday, an official said.
FARAH – Taliban guerrillas staged a series of attacks on police posts before blowing up the gate of a main prison in western Farah’s town on Sunday, an official said. Twenty-three inmates initially managed to escape, but some were rearrested, he said.
FARAH – Afghan police killed a would-be suicide bomber before he could ram a car laden with explosives against a convoy of Afghan police in an area of Farah on Saturday, the interior ministry said.
BAGHLAN – Afghan and foreign forces killed five insurgents during an operation on Friday to the north of Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital of northern Baghlan, the ministry said.
ZABUL – Taliban guerrillas killed four police in an attack in an area of southern Zabul province on Friday, the ministry said separately.
(Compiled by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)
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