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Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Logar, Khost, Paktika, Ghazni, and Badghis. The Taliban killed two civilians in Kandahar and a Swedish soldier in Balkh. Twenty-one Taliban fighters surrendered in Kunduz.
Coalition and Afghan forces launched offensives in Panjwai in Kandahar and the Pech River Valley in Kunar. Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters in Helmand, Takhar, and Ghazni, detained two leaders in Helmand and Paktika, and freed 37 prisoners held by the Taliban in Helmand. The Taliban killed four people in bombings in Uruzgan and Kandahar, and executed an imam in Parwan and a "murderer" in Wardak.
General Petraeus admitted that NATO facilitated the movement of Taliban leaders to Kabul for peace talks. Coalition and Afghan forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Khost, Zabul, Wardak, and Sar-i-Pul. The Taliban killed three ISAF troops, a policeman, and several civilians.
The Taliban killed eight ISAF soldiers in five separate attacks in the south, west, and east. Coalition and Afghan forces captured the Taliban's deputy shadow governor of Nimroz, and killed 17 fighters in Helmand and two commanders and several more fighters in Ghazni.