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Four policemen and four Taliban fighters were killed after the Taliban ambushed a column transporting the governor of Kapisa. Seventeen people were killed during clashes between the Taliban and "illegal armed forces" that broke out in Kunduz. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south.
The US has suspended the training of the Afghan Local Police due to the spike in green-on-blue attacks. The Taliban killed five border policemen in an IED attack in Nuristan and a district council member in Helmand. Security forces captured a Taliban fighter who killed two US troops in Helmand, and detained a suicide bomber in Balkh.
President Obama said the Taliban's momentum has been broken. Taliban suicide bombers killed 10 civilians and two policemen in Wardak. The Taliban killed two US soldiers in Ghazni. An al Qaeda commander was killed on Aug. 3 in an airstrike in Kunar.