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Security forces killed 12 Taliban fighters in Helmand and a Taliban commander in Badghis, and captured two Taliban facilitators in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban killed two Coalition soldiers, three women, and a child in attacks, and kidnapped a district police chief and two officers in Kunar.
The Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers in an IED attack. Afghan and Coalition forces detained a Taliban facilitator and an undisclosed number of fighters in Kandahar and Logar. The government banned ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer used in IEDs. ISAF will further tighten the rules of engagement on night raids.
Fifteen Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Badghis on Jan. 20. Afghan and coalition forces killed and captured an undisclosed number of Taliban and Haqqani Network fighters during raids in Ghazni, Kandahar, Khost, and Kunduz. ISAF and a district police chief said four Taliban fighters were killed in the Ghazni raid; locals claimed those killed were civilians. Ambassador Eikenberry is reportedly holding up the expansion of the tribal militia program.