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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.
Afghan policemen killed two Albanian soldiers in an ambush in Kandahar; one other ISAF soldier was wounded and 11 policemen were detained after the shooting. A policeman was killed in a suicide attack and four civilians were killed in an IED attack in Kandahar. Three ISAF soldiers were killed during an operation in the west.