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Coalition and Afghan forces killed 20 Taliban fighters in Baghlan province. The Taliban killed two Dutch Marines, an ISAF soldier, and a civilian in attacks in the south and Faryab. The Afghan government released three Italian aid workers implicated in a plot to kill the governor of Helmand.
The Taliban killed two policemen in an IED attack in Khost. The UN confirmed that five Afghan workers were abducted in Baghlan. Security forces detained two Taliban commanders and an undisclosed number of fighter sin Helmand, Kandahar, and Ghazni. General McChrystal said there are signs the Taliban receive training in Iran.
Five UN workers have gone missing in Baghlan province. Seven Taliban fighters and a policeman were killed in clashes in Farah. Coalition and Afghan forces killed three Taliban fighters and detained an undisclosed number of fighters in Kandahar and Helmand. The US is increasing the number of counterterrorism teams in Afghanistan.
Effectiveness of US strikes in Pakistan 'decreased 90 percent' since suicide strike on CIA - Siraj HaqqaniA look at the data shows a decrease in the number of top-tier terrorist leaders killed in US strikes in Pakistan since the beginning of 2010, after the suicide attack that targeted a CIA base in Afghanistan.
A suicide bomber killed seven British security contractors in Kandahar. The Taliban killed four Germans during an ambush in Baghlan province. Coaition and Afghan forces killed a Taliban commander in Helmand and detained an IED expert in Nangarhar. Residents in Marja complained that the security situation has worsened since Afghan and Coalition forces took control of the Helmand town.