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The Taliban overran a district center in Ghazni, while the police force defected. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in the south. Security forces killed and captured Taliban and Haqqani Network leaders and fighters Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Khost, and Paktia.
ISAF estimated 78 Haqqani Network fighters were killed in yesterday's assault on a US combat outpost in Paktika. Seventeen more Taliban fighters were killed in the Baramcha operation. Security forces killed a senior Taliban leader in Zabul and detained another in Kandahar. The Taliban killed three Afghans in Kandahar and a British soldier in Helmand. Twenty-three Taliban fighters surrendered in Herat and Baghlan.
US and Afghan forces launched an offensive against the Taliban in Baramcha. US troops killed more than 30 Haqqani Network fighters while repelling an attack in Paktika. Security forces killed and captured multiple Taliban fighters and commanders in Helmand and Kapisa. The Taliban killed two ISAF troops in the south. President Karzai denounced Russian participation in a drug raid.
Richard Holbrooke denied peace talks with the Taliban are underway. Russian counter-narcotics police participated in a raid on labs in Nangarhar. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban and Haqqani Network commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Zabul, Paktia, and Paktika. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south.