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More than 25 Taliban and Hezb-i-Islam Gulbuddin fighters have been killed during ongoing clashes in Baghlan. The Taliban killed three civilians in bombings in in Kandahar and Khost, and a British soldier in Helmand. Afghan and Coalition forces captured a Taliban sub-commander and an undisclosed number of fighters in Kandahar.
General McChrystal placed restrictions on night raids against Taliban leaders. Coalition and Afghan forces killed a Taliban fighter and captured six more during raids in Kandahar, Khost, Paktika, and Wardak. A Taliban commander was killed in northern Helmand province on Feb. 20.
The UN envoy to Afghanistan said it is time to conduct talks with the Taliban. The Defense Ministry said 120 Taliban fighters have been killed in the Marja operation. Police killed a Taliban commander and six fighters in Helmand. The Taliban killed four Pakistani workers and two ISAF soldiers in the South.