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Twelve Taliban fighters, four policemen, three civilians, and an ISAF soldier were killed in fighting. The Afghan soldier who murdered four French troops in Kapisa earlier this year has been sentenced to death. More than 100 Taliban fighters in Badghis reconciled with the government.
The Taliban killed 10 Afghans in attacks in Kunduz, Ghazni, and Kandahar, beheaded three soldiers in Nuristan, and killed two ISAF soldiers in the south. The defense ministry is investigating claims of a truce between Afghan soldiers and the Taliban in Uruzgan.
Security forces killed 15 Taliban fighters during operations nationwide. The Taliban killed two security guards in Herat. The minister of higher education and two members of parliament survived an IED attack in Baghlan.
A suicide bomber killed a prominent Afghan member of parliament, the western zone police commander, a provincial intelligence chief, and several senior Afghan officials, in an attack at a wedding in Samangan. The Taliban killed a district governor in Herat and an ISAF soldier in the east.
The Taliban killed the head of women's affairs in a bombing in Laghman and an ISAF soldier in an IED attack in the south. President Karzai said Mullah Omar can be president of Afghanistan. The defense ministry said that attacks against Afghan forces are up by 40 percent.