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President Karzai welcomed US Vice President Biden's statement that the Taliban are not the enemy. The Taliban killed a British soldier in Helmand. Security forces captured two Taliban commanders and several fighters in Kandahar and Paktia.
US forces completely evacuated their bases in northern Panjshir province. An Afghan soldier shot and killed two French troops in Kapisa. Ten Afghan Local Police were killed in a roadside bombing in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand. US forces seized 12,000 pounds of homemade explosives in Kandahar.
A district council chief and his son were shot dead in Helmand's Musa Qala district. Coalition forces killed Mullah Abdul Rahim, a top Taliban commander in Helmand's Nowzad district. Afghanistan signed its first major oil extraction contract with China.
The US Congress urged Twitter to shut down the official Taliban Twitter accounts. The Afghan government has agreed to the presence of a Taliban office in Qatar. Afghan forces are now responsible for Daikundi and Samangan provinces. Six insurgents were killed and six were arrested during operations in several provinces.