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The Taliban killed 12 Afghans in attacks in Herat and Paktia. Goverment officials said that 20 Taliban fighters and four policemen were killed in fighting in Ghazni. A Taliban commander and 16 fighters reconciled with the government in Laghman.
The Interior Ministry claimed that 12 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Baghlan, Kapisa, Kunduz, Jawzjan, Wardak, Logar, Farah, Helmand, and Uruzgan. Two Afghan soldiers and five Taliban fighters were killed during an assault on an Army base in Kapisa. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in an attack in the south.
The Taliban killed five soldiers in attacks in Kandahar, Helmand, and Uruzgan, and two children in a bombing in Helmand. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters and retook a checkpoint lost earlier last week, and killed 11 more Taliban fighters in Ghazni.
The Taliban killed three ISAF soldiers in separate attacks in the east. Security forces killed a Taliban commander and three fighters in Kunduz. The Taliban are in control of areas of the Tagab and Alasai districts in Kapisa, and are said to be winning the battle to control of the Kabul-Kandahar highway.
Security forces claimed to have killed 40 Taliban fighters in Kandahar and 15 more in Helmand. The Taliban took control of the Azra district in Logar just one week after the military ended an operation there. A Taliban suicide bomber killed one person in an attack that targeted Farah's intelligence chief.
A suicide bomber killed three civilians and two members of the Afghan Local Police in Logar. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in a direct fire attack in the east and the director of the passport office in a bombing in Uruzgan, and executed a prosecutor who was held hostage in Zabul.
Officials in Farah claimed that 72 Taliban fighters and 11 members of the Public Protection Forces were killed in a major clash on the Ring Road. Four policemen were killed in an IED attack in Kapisa. The president's office denied it sacked the attorney general for conducting talks with the Taliban.