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Abdul Baqi Raghbat, the former director of border and tribal affairs in Kandahar province, was assassinated in Kandahar city. Eighteen civilians and two policemen were wounded when a man threw grenades at a police vehicle in Khost City. Four insurgents were killed and 24 wounded during combined security operations.
Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Helmand, Khost, Logar, Kunar, and Kunduz. Afghan forces freed 11 captured policemen in Badakhshan. Germany will withdraw 100 soldiers in January 2012.
Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Hemand, Kandahar, Khost, Paktia, Logar, and Wardak. A Taliban fighter lobbed grenades at a police station in Kabul; no one was injured.
Afghanistan has recalled its ambassador from Qatar for "consultations," the Afghan foreign ministry announced, amid media reports over the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar. Nearly 250 Taliban fighters, including a wanted commander, surrendered to authorities in Badghis. Two Taliban commanders were killed in Nimroz.