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Security forces killed 17 Taliban fighters during raids throughout the country. The Taliban killed two soldiers in IED attacks in Helmand and Farah. Three civilians were wounded in two failed suicide attacks in Helmand.
An Afghan Border Police officer killed five of his colleagues in an insider attack in Herat; the attacker joined the Taliban. The US military protested a release order for 37 prisoners to be freed from Bagram; the prisoners are directly involved in killing Coalition and Afghan security personnel.
A suicide bomber killed two soldiers and two civilians, including a journalist, and wounded 22 more Afghans in an attack on a bus in Kabul. Teh Taliban claimed credit for the attack. The Taliban also killed six civilians in an IED attack in Helmand and two policemen in another bombing in Khost.
President Hamid Karzai said he would not sign a security deal with the US unless the US can start meaningful negotiations with the Taliban. "If the US is not willing to accept our conditions, they can leave anytime," Karzai said. Security forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Farah. The Taliban gunned down a member of a polio vaccination team in Helmand.
The Taliban killed six policemen while seizing an outpost in Faryab. Yesterday, the Taliban killed five young men in a shooting at a volleyball match in Laghman province. A suicide bomber killed only himself while targeting a candidate for vice president.
Fourteen Taliban fighters died in a premature detonation in Helmand. A Taliban commander, a police officer, and a militiaman loyal to General Dostum were killed during clashs in Faryab. A video of an Afghan Member of Parliament from Parwan calling for jihad against the US has emerged.