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The Taliban killed nine civilians in separate attacks in Helmand province. Security forces killed 19 Taliban fighters, including three local commanders, in Farah, and eight more in operations in Kunar, Kunduz, Kandahar, Helmand, and Zabul. Vice President Fahim died of natural causes.
The US accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers during an airstrike in Logar province. The Taliban killed two people in a pressure-cooker IED attack in Faryab. Security forces killed two Taliban fighters and detained a "judge" in Sar-i-Pul.
The military claimed it killed 50 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar over the past five days. The Taliban killed three Turkmen border guards, and an Afghan intelligence officer in Helmand. NATO defense ministers said they are prepared to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 10 people in an attack on a hotel in Uruzgan. The Taliban also killed three Afghans in Helmand. President Obama warned Afghan president Hamid Karzai that the US is prepared to withdraw all troops at the end of 2014 if the Bilateral Security Agreement is not signed.
The Taliban killed 20 Afghan soldiers and captured eight more after overrunning a military outpost in Kunar province. The attack may have been facilitated by Afghan soldiers sympathetic to the Taliban. The government denied that the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan executed 23 Pakistani Frontier Corps troops inside Afghanistan.