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The US military said that more than 100 Taliban fighters were killed in the Oct. 3 battle in Nuristan. Afghan troops killed more than 40 Taliban fighters and three foreign fighters in Nuristan, and three al Qaeda trainers and three Taliban fighters in Herat. The Taliban killed ten killed Afghan soldiers in an IED attack in Helmand province and wounded three US soldiers in Wardak.
Afghan troops killed 13 Taliban fighters and captured 20 more in Paktika. Four Taliban fighters were killed during a premature detonation in Farah. The Taliban killed two US soldiers in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan and kidnapped five Afghans in Herat. Kidnappers killed a businessman and two bodyguards in Kabul.
Eight US troops, seven Afghan security personnel, and several Taliban fighters were killed during a Taliban assault on two joint outposts in Nuristan; a district police chief and 13 policemen were captured. US and Afghan forces detained several Taliban and Haqqani Network fighters in Paktia and Wardak provinces and destroyed a heroin lab in in Badakhshan province. A sacked senior UN official said more than 30 percent of President Karzai™s votes are fraudulent.
Five US soldiers were killed during three separate attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan and four Finnish soldiers were wounded near Mazar-i-Sharif. Two of the US troops were killed by an Afghan policeman. Coalition and Afghan security forces killed "several" suspected Haqqani Network fighters in Paktika and detained a Taliban commander in Nangarhar province.
The Taliban killed a British soldier in an IED attack near Camp Bastion in central Helmand province and a US soldier during a gunfight in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban also kidnapped de-miners in Herat and destroyed 13 vehicles in Kunar and two fuel tankers in Kunduz.