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A Taliban suicide assault team killed 16 police officers and three civilians in an attack on a police headquarters in Kandahar. The Taliban kidnapped two policemen in Kunar. Security forces killed two Taliban fighters in Badghis, and detained 20 Taliban fighters in Kandahar and five more in Farah. Helmand's governor accused Iran and Pakistan of backing the Taliban.
The Taliban killed two policemen and three civilians in attacks in Uruzgan and Zabul. Security forces captured several Haqqani Network fighters in Khost. For three years, a Taliban leader was directing attacks in Kabul from Pul-e-Charkhi prison.
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan tape highlights foreign fighters, operations against Pakistani militaryA recently released videotape glorifies IMU fighters from Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia; lauds a Pakistani Taliban commander; and shows footage of IMU operations in South Waziristan.
A suicide bomber killed seven people, including the district governor of Chardara, in Kunduz. Security forces killed 15 Taliban fighters in Kunar and a weapons facilitator in Wardak, and detained several Haqqani Network, Islamic Jihad Union, and Taliban fighters in Balkh, Ghazni, Khost, Nangarhar, and Kabul.
The Ministry of Defense estimates there are up to 35,000 Taliban in Afghanistan. General Petraeus said fighting will intensify in 2011. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in Helmand, a US customs inspector in Kandahar, and a police investigator in Balkh.