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President Karzai again attacked the West for its involvement in Afghanistan and threatened to join the Taliban. The Taliban killed three policemen, two civilians, and a British soldier in attacks in Helmand. Afghan and Coalition forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator and an undisclosed number of Taliban fighters in Paktia, Kandahar, and Helmand.
German troops accidentally killed six Afghan soldiers in a friendly-fire incident in Kunduz. The Taliban killed a senior police official and a civilian in attacks in Kunduz. The upper chamber of parliament approved President Karzai's decree that he would appoint the members of the election commission.
Three German soldiers and a Taliban fighter were killed during heavy fighting in Kunduz. A Japanese journalist was kidnapped in Kunduz. Coalition and Afghan forces detained two Taliban fighters in Kandahar.
Afghan members of parliament rejected President Karzai's plan to appoint all five members of the Electoral Complaints Commission. Karzai warned that "the insurgency will change to a national resistance" if foreign countries interfered with his appointments to the ECC. Joint forces killed three Taliban fighters in Khost and Kandahar. The Taliban killed a British soldier in Helmand. A suicide bomber killed only himself in an attack on a fuel convoy in Farah.