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The Taliban said Mullah Obaidullah, their former minister of defense, died in a Pakistani jail in 2010. The Taliban killed a British airman in Helmand. Security forces detained Taliban commanders in Helmand and Kandahar.
Mullah Obaidullah Akhund was in charge of the Taliban's military and approved the establishment of al Qaeda training camps, some of which were used to train the Sept. 11 hijackers.
The Taliban assassinated a senior judge in Nangarhar. Four people were killed in a helicopter crash. Security forces killed seven Taliban fighters and detained 18 more in Kabul, Helmand, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Khost, Paktia, and Herat. A child suicide bomber who was freed has been rearrested.
The Taliban killed five Afghan policemen in an IED attack in Tarin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan, and an ISAF soldier in the south, and kidnapped six policemen in Balkh. Security forces captured several Taliban leaders and fighters in Helmand and Paktia.