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Security forces killed 15 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar. The Taliban attempted to assassinate Kandahar's chief of police, for the second time in three days; the suicide bomber killed only himself. Officials in Parwan said the Taliban are plotting attacks from Pakistan.
The Taliban killed five civilians in a bombing in Kunduz and a cleric in a mosque in Laghman. Security forces detained an "insurgent financier" in Nangarhar and five Taliban fighters in Kabul. Twenty-five Taliban fighters defected in Samagan.
The Taliban killed two Afghan soldiers in Helmand and an ISAF soldier in the south. Security forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator in Khost and nine Taliban fighters in Kapisa. Twenty-five Taliban fighters surrendered in Samagan and 11 more surrendered in Farah.
Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Helmand, Khost, Logar, Laghman, and Herat. A senior US general predicted the Taliban will rely on "assassination teams" for their coming spring offensive.