FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan

(Reuters) – Following are security developments in Afghanistan at noon ET on Friday:

GHAZNI – Afghan and foreign troops regained control of a remote town briefly occupied by Taliban insurgents in Ghazni province, south of Kabul, the provincial governor said.

KHOST – A suicide car bomber blew himself up alongside a convoy of military engineers in the eastern province of Khost on Friday, the U.S. military said. No soldiers were wounded and no equipment was damaged in the incident, it said.

LOGAR – A Taliban leader was killed in eastern Afghanistan in an operation targeting bomb-making cells earlier in the week, NATO said on Friday.

FARAH – A soldier from U.S.-led coalition forces was killed in the western province of Farah on Thursday, the U.S. military said in a statement on Friday.

FARAH – U.S.-led coalition forces killed several militants with small arms fire and air strikes after coming under fire from a house in the western province of Farah on Wednesday, the U.S. military said on Friday.

GHAZNI – U.S.-led coalition forces killed several militants and detained 16 during search operations in Ghazni province, south of Kabul on Thursday, the U.S. military said on Friday.

HELMAND – Afghan security forces and U.S.-led coalition troops killed several militants near Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday after coming under fire, the U.S. military said on Friday.

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