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Afghan and Coalition forces killed 22 Taliban fighters in Zabul province. Afghan troops killed a Taliban commander and detained three more in Takhar province. Police freed four health workers who were held hostage in Sar-i-Pul province. Australia will not send additional forces to Afghanistan.
Sixty-eight Taliban fighters surrendered to the government in Herat. US and Afghan troops killed 11 Taliban fighters in Ghazni and a commander in Zabul. Taliban fighters chopped off a man's hand and foot in Herat. Afghan police seized 860 Iranian-made landmines during raids in the North. Britain will send an additional 500 troops.
Forty Taliban fighters belonging to slain Taliban leader Ghulam Yahya Akbari surrendered and joined the government in Herat. Afghan police killed two Taliban commanders in Zabul and 15 fighters in Kandahar. Security forces detained two Taliban fighters in Takhar. A UAV crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
US and Afghan forces killed 28 Taliban fighters and detained nine more in Kandahar province. The Taliban killed three Afghan soldiers in an IED attack in Paktia province. President Karzai said helicopters have been shuttling Taliban fighters and other terrorists into northern Afghanistan.