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The Taliban killed four US soldiers and three Afghan troops in separate clashes in southern and eastern Afghanistan, and kidnapped a government official and destroyed a girls' school in Logar. Afghan and Coalition forces detained eight Taliban fighters in Logar.
President Karzai said some Taliban leaders may be invited to attend a grand council meeting. Two of Karzai's ministers are facing corruption charges. The Taliban killed five policemen in an IED attack in Spin Boldak in Kandahar and assassinated an intelligence officer in Kandahar City. Afghan and Coalition forces killed four Taliban fighters and detained several more in Kunduz, Ghazni, Logar, and Kandahar.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed 18 Taliban fighters in Kandahar province and detained 12 more in Nimroz. The Taliban killed two children in Kandahar and two tribal leaders in Jazjan, and wounded two policmen in a rocket attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul.
Suicide bombers struck in Farah and Kabul. A senior police official and 16 civilians were killed in Farah, and five bodyguards of a former mujahideen leader were killed in Kabul. The Taliban killed three civilians in an IED attack in Khost. Afghan and Coalition forces killed one Taliban fighter and detained five more in Takhar, Khost, and Wardak provinces. UNICEF said Afghanistan is the worst place for a child to be born.