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The governor of Logar province was assassinated as he spoke in a mosque. The Taliban killed a British soldier as he was on patrol in Helmand. Afghan officials claimed that ISAF airstrikes killed seven "militants."
The Taliban killed a border police commander, three policemen, and a cleric in Kandahar. A suicide bomber killed himself as he was being treated in a hospital in Paktia. A pro-Taliban cleric from Pakistan claimed the Afghan government would free Pakistanis in custody.
A suicide bomber killed two policemen and a civilian in Nangarhar. A member of the Afghan security forces killed an ISAF solider in Paktika. The Taliban killed two children in Kunar for spying for the government.
The US military captured Latif Mehsud, a top leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, during an operation in Logar. Latif was being escorted by Afghan intelligence officials. The Taliban killed a policeman in Logar.
The government claimed security forces killed 26 Taliban fighters while retaking a base in Daykundi; the Taliban denied the report. Six Taliban fighters were killed in Badghis; four more died in a premature detonation in Kunar. A suicide bomber killed four civilians in Khost.
Five Taliban fighters and seven civilians were killed during a series of clashes and IED attacks throughout the country. Security forces captured two suicide and IED attack facilitators during a raid in Takhar and two Taliban fighters in Kandahar.