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NATO Secretary General Rasmussen said security should begin to be transitioned to Afghan forces by the end of 2010. The Taliban killed nine civilians in an IED attack in Kandahar, three civilians in a suicide attack in Zabul, and two ISAF soldiers in an IED attack in the south. Joint forces detained an undisclosed number of Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in Logar and Zabul.
A suicide bomber killed 40 Afghans at a wedding party in Kandahar. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the south. Security forces detained a Haqqani Network facilitator and an undisclosed number of fighters in Khost.
The Taliban shot down a helicopter in Helmand, killing four US soldiers; killed a British soldier; and executed an Afghan child for "spying" in Helmand. Afghan and Coalition forces killed 19 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in Paktika and detained an IED commander and several Taliban fighters in Kandahar.