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Coalition and Afghan forces captured dozens of Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Ghazni, Zabul, Khost, and Kunar. Police arrested five suicide bombers in Kandahar. A New Zealand soldier died in an accident in Bamyan province.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed two security guards in an attack at a hotel in Kabul. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south. ISAF troops detained several Taliban fighters in Kandahar while targeting a commander linked to al Qaeda. Two British troops died in a shooting on a base in Helmand.
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.