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The US military captured Latif Mehsud, a top leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, during an operation in Logar. Latif was being escorted by Afghan intelligence officials. The Taliban killed a policeman in Logar.
The government claimed security forces killed 26 Taliban fighters while retaking a base in Daykundi; the Taliban denied the report. Six Taliban fighters were killed in Badghis; four more died in a premature detonation in Kunar. A suicide bomber killed four civilians in Khost.
Five Taliban fighters and seven civilians were killed during a series of clashes and IED attacks throughout the country. Security forces captured two suicide and IED attack facilitators during a raid in Takhar and two Taliban fighters in Kandahar.
President Obama claimed that the US would continue to support Afghanistan even if no security agreement was signed between the two countries. Afghan officials said that 11 Taliban fighters, including a commander, were killed and eight more were captured during operations in Logar and Badakhshan.
The Taliban killed four US soldiers in a suicide bombing in Kandahar and a security official in an IED attack in Nuristan. Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters in operations throughout the country. German troops transferred control of a main base in Kunduz to Afghan forces.
The police claimed to have killed 18 Taliban fighters during operations in Kandahar, Helmand, and Farah provinces. The Taliban killed two policemen and two civilians in an attack in Laghman. Afghan officials claimed that ISAF aircraft killed five civilians, including three children, in Nangarhar. An Afghan security guard killed an ISAF soldier in the east. Former Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak will run for president.
The newly appointed chief of police for Wardak province quit just two days after taking the job, citing continuous fighting with the Taliban. The Taliban killed two policemen and a road worker in Faryab province; a woman was also beheaded in the province.
The Taliban killed three policemen in an IED attack in Helmand. Abdul Rassoul Sayyaf, one of several Afghans who assisted Osama bin Laden with entering Afghanistan and who served as a mentor to Mohammed Atef, is running for president.