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The Taliban killed three students in a bombing in Farah and an ISAF soldier in an IED attack in the south. The US transferred FOB Salerno in Khost to Afghan forces. The UN said the poppy harvest has increased by 36% since last year.
Nasiruddin Haqqani, a top leader in the Haqqani Network, was gunned down in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Ministry of Interior claimed that 28 Taliban fighters were killed during operations throughout the country. Tribal leaders and clerics oppose the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US.
Security forces killed 18 "rebels" in airstrikes in Zabul, five more in Helmand. The Ministry of Defense rejected a US military report that claimed casualties suffered by Afghan National Security Forces have risen by 79% over the past year.
The Taliban killed three intelligence officials in an IED attack in Khost. On Nov. 3, Afghan forces killed nine Taliban fighters while repelling an attack in Ghazni. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's nephew was arrested for the murders of a policeman and a civilian.
The bodies of seven Afghan soldiers who were captured by the Taliban last week and then executed were found in Zabul. Security forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Kandahar, Wardak, and Paktika. The NDS captured a Taliban suicide attack planner and executioner in Paktika.