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US Forces-Afghanistan condemned the Afghan government's order to free 65 "dangerous individuals" from custody. "The primary weapon of choice for these individuals is the improvised explosive device," the statement said. The Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers in IED attacks.
The Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin claimed its suicide bomber killed two ISAF contractors in an attack in Kabul. An ISAF soldier was killed in a gunfight in eastern Afghanistan. The Afghan military said it killed 17 Taliban fighters and detained 16 more during operations nationwide.
The Taliban killed seven soldiers in an IED attack in Farah and wounded 11 people in a suicide bombing in Paktika. Control of the prison at Bagram has been transferred to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.
UNAMA said civilian casualties have increased by 14%; ISAF said that the Taliban are responsible for 90% of the civilian casualties. The incoming commander for ISAF Joint Command said that securing the elections is the number one priority. The Taliban killed one person in a bombing in Jalalabad.
Security forces killed a senior Taliban commander in Ghazni and three fighters in operations throughout the country. The National Directorate of Security captured two would-be Haqqani Network suicide bombers who were planning to attack presidential candidates in Kabul.