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The Afghan military claimed that more than 100 Taliban fighters and nine Afghan soldiers were killed during an operation to clear the Taliban from areas of Logar and Paktia. The Taliban killed three civilians in an IED attack in Farah and an ISAF soldier in a firefight in central Afghanistan.
The government claimed that ISAF killed 45 Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Helmand; ISAF claimed it killed 17 in Nimroz. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in Khost and wounded the governor of Samagan province.
Nine Taliban fighters and two security personnel were killed in Logar. The Taliban killed four people in bombings in Kunduz and Jawzjan, and captured 12 policemen in Zabul; the incident was facilitated by an insider.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed three US soldiers and a translator in Wardak; the Taliban claimed it killed 31 US soldiers in two suicide attacks in Wardak and Ghazni. Eight Afghan soldiers and six Taliban fighters were killed in separate attacks.
Five Taliban fighters and two members of the Afghan Local Police were killed in fighting in Laghman. The Taliban killed four soldiers in an IED attack in Zabul. Taliban members are eligible to receive voting identification cards. Denmark pulled the last of its combat troops from Afghanistan, well ahead of the planned withdrawal date of the end of 2014. About 300 Danish troops will remain for training and security purposes.