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Afghan officials claimed security forces killed 27 Taliban fighters in operations throughout the country. The Taliban killed four family members in an IED attack in Kandahar. The US military stopped shipping equipment through the Torkham Gate due to protests over drone strikes in Pakistan.
More than 20 Afghan soldiers and 57 Taliban fighters are reported to have been killed during fighting in Badghis over the past several days. Gunmen killed a senior tribal leader in Ghazni. ISAF denied that it halted fuel supplies to Afghan forces.
A suicide bomber killed four policemen and wounded 17 more in an attack on a police station in Wardak province. The Taliban killed five people in an IED attack in Helmand. President Karzai accused the US of withholding fuel and logistical support to Afghan military and police units.
The Taliban executed three suicide attacks: in Kabul, a member of parliament and his bodyguard were seriously wounded; in Helmand, three intelligence officers were killed; and in Kandahar, a child was killed in an attack on a US convoy. ISAF is investigating an airstrike in Helmand that killed a Taliban commander and a child.
The Afghan military claimed 15 Taliban fighters were killed in infighting in Paktika, and said that four more were killed during operations in Ghazni. The Taliban killed five civilians in bombings in Nangarhar.