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The Taliban seized control of the Karan wa Munjan district center in Badakhshan; Afghan security forces claimed to have regained control of the district. A suicide bomber killed four people in an attack outside a security headquarters in Marja in Helmand. Security forces captured a Taliban commander in Herat and 73 fighters in Wardak.
A suicide bomber killed two Afghans in an attack outside a district center in Paktika. Five civilians were killed in two separate IED attacks in Ghazni and Uruzgan. The military said 14 Taliban fighters were killed in fighting in Wardak and Paktika.
The Taliban killed four civilians in an IED attack in Kandahar and a US soldier in an insider attack in Paktia, and kidnapped four Afghan soldiers in Kunduz. A suicide bomber killed only himself in an attack in the capital of Helmand. Security forces detained a Taliban commander in Sar-i-Pul.
The Taliban killed 11 border policemen in Kandahar, two ISAF soldiers in the east, and an intelligence official in Kunduz. Also in Kandahar, an Afghan policeman killed five of his colleagues. Afghan officials said that security forces killed 27 Taliban fighters in Farah, 12 in Kapisa, and four more in Nangarhar. "Gunmen" kidnapped five election officials in Faryab.
An Afghan soldier killed three US Special Forces troops in an attack at a base in Paktia. The Afghan military claimed that 15 Taliban fighters, including a district shadow governor, were killed in Kapisa. The US killed a Taliban commander and three fighters in an airstrike in Kunar. The Taliban freed seven Afghan soldiers who were captured during an ambush last week in Badakhshan.
The Taliban gunned down the head of the election commission in Kunduz. A former senator from Sar-i-Pul has joined the Taliban. Security forces captured the Taliban's finance minister for Farah. Afghan officials claimed US drones killed six Taliban fighters in Kunar. Three policemen were killed in infighting in Helmand.