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President Karzai and challenger Abdullah Abdullah will hold a runoff election on Nov. 7, after Karzai's vote percent dropped below 50 percent in the final count by Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission. US and Afghan forces killed six Taliban fighters in Wardak and captured a Haqqani Network facilitator in Khost.
The UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission said the presidential election was tainted with fraud and invalidated results from 210 polling stations. President Karzai denied the claims and said "foreign meddling" is behind the ECC's actions. Afghan and Coalition forces detained a Haqqani Network facilitator and several other associates in Khost. The Taliban killed three civilians in an IED attack in Ghazni.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed 8 Taliban fighters in Uruzgan province and killed six more in Badghis province. Police detained three Taliban sub-commanders in Baghlan province. The Taliban killed one US soldier in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan.