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The Afghan Taliban denounced the US' killing of Pakistani Taliban emir Hakeemullah Mehsud in a drone strike in North Waziristan. Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Khost.
Two Afghan soldiers and a Taliban fighter were killed during clashes in Sar-i-Pul. Security forces captured a suicide bomber in Kandahar. Members of the High Peace Council claimed they would meet with former Taliban deputy Mullah Baradar in Pakistan.
The Taliban killed 18 civilians, including 14 women, in an IED attack on a bus transporting people to a wedding in Ghazni, and killed another civilian in a bombing in Kabul. The interior ministry claimed 12 Taliban fighters were killed in operations.
Security forces killed 13 Taliban fighters during operations in Helmand and two senior Taliban commanders in Wardak. Four Taliban fighters died while planting an IED in Paktika; a civilian was also killed in the blast.
The Taliban killed six soldiers in attacks in Jawzjan, Kunar, and Ghazni, and four members of the Afghan Local Police in Badghis. Security forces captured 21 would-be suicide child bombers. The military claimed that 48 Taliban fighters were killed over the past day.