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The Taliban killed two US soldiers and a British officer, and wounded 9 civilians and eight policemen in Kandahar and Ghazni. ISAF is investigating claims of civilian deaths during a protest in Helmand. Coalition and Afghan forces detained two Taliban facilitators in Logar and Zabul.
The US killed 16 Taliban fighters in two Predator strikes in Helmand province, and killed and captured an undisclosed number of Taliban fighters in Herat and Kandahar. Police killed a suicide bomber in Uruzgan and detained 11 Taliban fighters in Herat. A US general said the Taliban have been defeated in Helmand.
The Taliban killed six Coalition troops, including three US soldiers and one French soldier, in attacks throughout the country and four civilians in Faryab province. Afghan and Coalition forces detained an undisclosed number of Taliban and Haqqani network fighters in Nangarhar and Khost. Twenty-three Taliban fighters in Baghlan agreed to stop fighting the government. Afghans are more optimistic about the situation in their country.
The Taliban killed a British journalist, a US Marine, and an Afghan soldier in an IED attack in Helmand and three aid workers in an IED attack in Uruzgan. Afghan and US forces killed a Taliban commander and detained an undisclosed number of Taliban and Haqqani Network facilitators and fighters in Kandahar and Khost. The US will transfer control of Bagram prison to Afghan authorities.