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The military claimed it killed 55 Taliban fighters in operations throughout the country. A Taliban suicide bomber killed two policemen in Zabul. Two women were burned to death in a Taliban IED attack that targeted a fuel tanker in Laghman.
The Taliban killed two poll workers and a policeman in an attack on a convoy that was transporting ballots in Helmand, and five members of a family in an IED attack in Kandahar. The United Nations said that al Qaeda and allied groups remain a major threat to Afghanistan and the wider region.
The defense minister claimed that 146 Taliban fighters, 39 civilians, and 18 soldiers were killed during election day violence. A Taliban suicide assault team killed three policemen in an attack in Kandahar; seven members of the Taliban team were killed in the attack. The Taliban killed 11 civilians in an IED attack in Samangan.
Taliban commander exchanged for Bergdahl coordinated with al Qaeda to attack Northern Alliance the day before 9/11Mohammad Fazl, one of the five Taliban leaders exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl, played a key role in al Qaeda's military preparations leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed three Afghan Local Police officers in Ghazni. The Taliban killed seven civilians in an IED attack in Faryab. The US is secretly transferring some of the non-Afghan prisoners held at Bagram to their home countries.
Five US special operations soldiers and an Afghan soldier were killed during fighting in Zabul; they are thought to have been killed in an accidental airstrike by ISAF attack aircraft. ISAF killed 10 Taliban fighters, including Pakistanis, in an airstrike in Kunar. The Taliban killed eight de-miners in Logar and four civilians in an IED attack in Farah, and kidnapped 35 people at a university in Ghazni. Illegal opium production increased by 50 percent since last year; more than $3 billion in profit was made from the drug.
Afghanistan accuses Lashkar-e-Taiba, 'foreign country,' of suicide attack that targeted presidential candidate
Security officials said that the Taliban killed three soldiers in IED attacks, and 13 Taliban fighters died in premature detonations in Sar-i-Pul and Helmand. Security officials also accused the Lashkar-e-Taiba of launching the suicide attack that targeted presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah.