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An Afghan policeman killed two US Army officers in the Interior Ministry; ISAF has withdrawn its advisors from the Afghan ministries. Six Afghan soldiers were killed while attempting to defuse a bomb in Badghis. Security forces captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Khost, and Nangarhar.
Nine Afghans were killed during riots over the burning of Korans at a US base earlier this week; four were killed while attempting to storm the US consulate in Herat. Afghan forces killed 15 Taliban fighters in Laghman province. The NDS captured several men belonging to three Haqqani Network cells that were plotting attacks in Kabul.
Seventeen people, including two US soldiers, have been killed during riots over the burning of Korans at Bagram Air Base; an Afghan soldier killed the two US troops in Nangarhar. Both the Taliban and several members of the Afghan parliament have called for a jihad against US forces. Security forces detained two Taliban commanders in Helmand and Khost.
Afghan Security forces killed eight Afghans during violent protests over the burning of Korans at the Bagram Air Base. Coalition and Afghan security forces captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Helmand and Logar.
Afghans protested after Korans were accidentally burned at Bagram; General Allen apologized and issued a directive on the disposal of religious materials. The Taliban beheaded four "spies" in Helmand and killed three ISAF soldiers in the south.