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Afghan security forces killed five Taliban fighters and detained nine more, including a commander, in Wardak, and killed five more fighters in Zabul. The Taliban killed eight civilians in Helmand and an ISAF soldier in the south.
An attempted Taliban attack on the national peace jirga was defeated by Afghan security forces; two suicide bombers were killed and one was captured. Coalition and Afghan forces captured the Taliban's shadow governor of Baghlan; one Taliban fighter was killed during the raid. The Taliban killed a British Royal Marine in Helmand.
Afghan commandos retook control of the Barg-e-Matal district in Nuristan from the Taliban. Coalition and Afghan forces captured "several" Haqqani network commanders and fighters and a Taliban sub-commander in Khost and Zabul, and killed "several" Taliban fighters in Farah. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in an IED attack in the south.