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ISAF troops accidentally killed four Afghan civilians in an escalation of force incident in Kandahar. A suicide assault team was defeated while attacking an intelligence headquarters in Kandahar; two bombers were killed and another was captured. Security forces detained a Haqqani Network IED facilitator and a Taliban IED facilitator and an undisclosed number of fighters during raids in Paktia and Kandahar.
President Karzai reiterated his call for the Taliban to lay down their weapons and enter negotiations. The Taliban killed four members of a mine clearance team and an ISAF soldier in IED attacks in Kandahar and the south. Coalition and Afghan forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Badghis and detained three more in Helmand and Khost.
Afghan forces detained nine suspected terrorists, including three Italians, at a hospital in Helmand province. US and Afghan forces detained a Taliban IED facilitator and an undisclosed number of fighters in Helmand and Kandahar. President Obama said the US "will remain as the strategic partner of Afghanistan."