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The Taliban killed six policemen in Badakhshan, five civilians in Khost, and an ISAF soldier in the south, and torched five ISAF fuel tankers in Ghazni. The Taliban threatened to kill representatives of Ghazni who attend an upcoming peace jirga. The government freed a Taliban commander in Baghlan in exchange for five kidnapped police officers.
The Taliban have taken control of a district in Nuristan. US and Afghan forces killed the Taliban's shadow governor of Baghlan and 11 fighters. A suicide bomber killed only himself in a failed attack in Kabul. The US admitted the military made errors that led to the deaths of 23 civilians in Uruzgan in February 2010.
Mullah Fazlullah is among seven Taliban fighters thought to have been killed in a clash with border police in Nuristan. The Taliban killed a British Royal Marine and a policeman in attacks in Farah and in the south. Coalition and Afghan forces detained an undisclosed number of Taliban fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, and Khost.