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President Obama claimed that the US would continue to support Afghanistan even if no security agreement was signed between the two countries. Afghan officials said that 11 Taliban fighters, including a commander, were killed and eight more were captured during operations in Logar and Badakhshan.
The Taliban killed four US soldiers in a suicide bombing in Kandahar and a security official in an IED attack in Nuristan. Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters in operations throughout the country. German troops transferred control of a main base in Kunduz to Afghan forces.
The police claimed to have killed 18 Taliban fighters during operations in Kandahar, Helmand, and Farah provinces. The Taliban killed two policemen and two civilians in an attack in Laghman. Afghan officials claimed that ISAF aircraft killed five civilians, including three children, in Nangarhar. An Afghan security guard killed an ISAF soldier in the east. Former Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak will run for president.
The newly appointed chief of police for Wardak province quit just two days after taking the job, citing continuous fighting with the Taliban. The Taliban killed two policemen and a road worker in Faryab province; a woman was also beheaded in the province.
The Taliban killed three policemen in an IED attack in Helmand. Abdul Rassoul Sayyaf, one of several Afghans who assisted Osama bin Laden with entering Afghanistan and who served as a mentor to Mohammed Atef, is running for president.
The government claimed it retook a district in Badakhshan from the Taliban; the Taliban claimed they are still in control of the district. Police claimed to have killed 25 Taliban fighters in Helmand and 10 more in Helmand. The Taliban killed two policemen and three civilians in Herant, and a policeman in Balkh.
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.