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The Taliban killed 11 civilians, including five children, during a bombing in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, and a British soldier during an IED attack on Thursday. Afghan and US forces killed "several" Haqqani Network fighters during a raid on a base n Paktia and detained three more in Logar.
The Haqqani Network threatened to kill the captured US soldier if operations continued in Paktika and Khost provinces. A suicide bomber killed three policemen in Nimroz province. US and Afghan forces killed two Taliban fighters and detained four more in Kunar province, and detained 10 Haqqani Network fighters in Ghazni, Khost, and Paktika provinces.
Six civilians were killed in a helicopter crash in Helmand province; the Taliban claimed it shot down the helo. The Taliban killed three Afghans in an IED attack in Uruzgan, and an Italian soldier was killed in Farah province. Britain will send an additional 140 soldiers to Afghanistan.