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A suicide bomber killed two policemen in the capital of Kabul. Security forces killed three Taliban fighters. Eighty Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Baghlan; another 19 did the same in Herat. 'Reconciled' fighters often return to the Taliban at the beginning of the fighting season.




Afghan high peace council unaware of secret talks with Taliban




Afghan border police: 'Rebels receiving arms from Pakistan'




ISAF confirmed that the Taliban downed a US helicopter on Dec. 17, 2013, killing six US soldiers. Police killed three Taliban fighters. Two more Taliban fighters died in a premature detonation in Nangarhar.




Taliban talks going nowhere despite secret meetings




ISAF confirms Taliban downing of US helicopter in Zabul

It is unclear if the downing of the US Blackhawk in Zabul province, which killed six US soldiers, was caused by RPGS or "if the low-flying aircraft set off a bomb hidden on the ground." Last year, the Islamic Jihad Union tested an anti-helicopter fragmentation mine with the intent of bringing down an Apache.


Report: December helo crash that killed 6 in Afghanistan blamed on enemy




Small troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014: White House




Gates: US tried to oust Karzai in 'failed putsch'




Taliban killings in Pakistani city may be part of pattern




Three members of a Taliban suicide assault team and a policeman were killed during an attack on a police station in the capital of Helmand. Two ISAF soldiers and a civilian were killed in a helicopter crash in the east. The government will free 72 of the 88 Taliban prisoners deemed by the US to be major security risks.




Taliban Commander Released From Bagram A Year Ago




Afghan president: Release prisoners US wanted held




Afghan Islamic Scholars Show Divide Over BSA




Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama's leadership in 'Duty'




US adds Afghan Taliban deputy shadow governor to terrorist list

Qari Saifullah, whom the State Department described as a "Taliban shadow deputy governor and an operational commander in Zabul Province," also supports al Qaeda in southern Afghanistan.


Iraq a bloody lesson for Zero Option in Afghanistan




A Taliban suicide bomber killed three Afghan Local Police officers in Ghazni. The Taliban killed four people in a rocket attack in Helmand. Security forces captured a young female suicide bomber in Helmand. The government will free 88 prisoners at Bagram despite US objections that they are members of the Taliban.




Afghan officials claimed that five Pakistanis were among 15 Taliban fighters killed in Ghazni; the Taliban claimed two Taliban fighters and six policemen were killed. The Taliban killed five civilians in a rocket attack in Helmand.




A Taliban suicide assault team killed an ISAF soldier in an attack on a base in Nangarhar; all seven Taliban fighters were killed during the attack. A suicide bomber killed an Afghan Local Police commander and a police officer in Ghazni City. The Taliban killed three policemen in an IED attack in Nangarhar. Security forces killed a Taliban commander in Kandahar and 11 fighters in operations throughout the country.


 
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