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A suicide bomber killed 16 people in an attack in the middle of a crowd in Maimama, the capital of Faryab province. The suicide bomber apparently was going to attack a bank. A senior Taliban commander in Zabul reconciled with the government.
The Ministry of Defense said that four Afghan soldiers aided the Taliban in the Feb. 23 attack in Kunar that killed 21 soldiers. Security forces killed eight Taliban fighters during operations in Faryab, Ghor, Logar, and Zabul. In his last address to Parliament, President Karzai said that US troops should leave Afghanistan.
The Taliban killed nine civilians in separate attacks in Helmand province. Security forces killed 19 Taliban fighters, including three local commanders, in Farah, and eight more in operations in Kunar, Kunduz, Kandahar, Helmand, and Zabul. Vice President Fahim died of natural causes.