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Five Taliban fighters and a policemen were killed in a clash in Farah. The Taliban killed a judge and three civilians in Kunduz and Bamyan. Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Uruzgan, captured seven suicide bombers and fighters in Kabul, and detained five Taliban fighters in Baghlan.
A suicide assault team killed nine children in a failed attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. No group has claimed credit for the attack. The Haqqani Network, backed by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, has conducted attacks on Indian interests in the past.
Afghan officials claimed that 76 Taliban fighters, 22 policemen, and seven civilians were killed during two days of fighting in Nangarhar province; the Taliban claimed 84 policemen were killed. The Taliban killed a senior Afghan Army officer in Logar, three soldiers in Badghis, a policeman and two civilians in Faryab, and seven civilians in Kandahar.
The Taliban killed an Afghan Local Police commander, two officers, and six civilians in a bombing in Zabul. More than 80 British military advisers assisted the Afghan military in an operation to keep the Taliban from retaking control of the Sangin district in Helmand.