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An Afghan official said an ISAF airstrike killed seven civilians and two Taliban fighters in Helmand province. The Taliban killed a driver of a NATO supply truck and his helper in Zabul and kidnapped two French journalists. Pakistani Taliban commander Qari Hussain Mehsud took credit for the suicide attack at the CIA base in Khost.
On Dec. 30, the Taliban killed seven CIA operatives and another American in suicide attack in Khost, and four Canadian soldiers and a journalist in an IED attack in Kandahar. The Taliban beheaded six former members in Uruzgan and wounded a police chief in an IED attack in Khost. Afghan forces detained an Azerbaijani al Qaeda operative in Khost and three Taliban fighters in Ghazni.
A suicide bomber detonated inside of Combat Outpost Chapman in Khost province; casualties cannot be confirmed. Afghan and Coalition forces killed and captured an undisclosed number of Taliban fighters in Baghlan and Helmand. Bulgaria will deploy an additional 30 soldiers.