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The Ministry of the Interior said that more than 300 Afghan policemen were killed during the month of June. The Taliban killed a district police chief in an IED attack in Baghlan. The NDS killed a suicide bomber in Kabul and captured a Pakistani suicide bomber in Nangarhar.
A suicide bomber detonated near a Coalition convoy in Farah, killing at least two civilians and wounding six others; a Coalition vehicle was damaged but no Coalition casualties were reported. Security forces in Takhar opened fire on protesters from the Mujahideen Council who are seeking the dismissal of local governmental officials. ISAF's Regional Command East announced that as of June 29, operational reports for the area will be released by Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Affairs or its Ministry of Defense, due to the handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces.
President Karzai described the opening of the Taliban's office in Qatar, with US assistance, as an "anti-Afghan conspiracy." He then called the Taliban his "brothers." The Afghan military claimed 36 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Ghazni and Wardak.
The Taliban killed five members of the Afghan Local Police in Faryab and two policemen in Nangarhar. Fifty schoolgirls were poisoned in Paktia. Seventeen Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Herat.
The Taliban killed six policemen and 11 civilians in IED attacks in Kandahar and Uruzgan. A Taliban suicide assault team penetrated security at the presidential palace and CIA station in Kabul before being killed.