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Coalition and Afghan forces killed 27 Taliban fighters during the Marja assault; 12 civilians were accidentally killed in a rocket attack. The Taliban killed two policemen and two ISAF soldiers. Security forces killed a Taliban fighter and detained a Taliban commander and another fighter in Kandahar. Five Taliban fighters surrendered their weapons in Herat.
The assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marja in Helmand is underway; five Taliban fighters and one British soldier have been killed. The Taliban killed three US soldiers in southern Afghanistan and killed an ISAF soldier and a civilian in a suicide attack in Kandahar. Security forces detained a Haqqani Network commander, a Taliban sub-commander, an IED expert, and an undisclosed number of fighters in Kandahar, Khost, and Nimroz.
US and Afghan forces killed 20 Taliban fighters in Farah province and detained a Taliban sub-commander in Logar and a fighter in Kandahar. Five US soldiers were wounded in a suicide attack at a military base in Paktia. An ISAF soldier was killed in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan. ISAF is investigating an incident in Paktia where four civilians were found dead in a compound during a raid that netted eight suspects.