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The runoff election was canceled and Hamid Karzai was declared president after rival Abdullah Abdullah dropped out of the race. The UN has welcomed the move and said the world body will remain in country. Security forces killed 13 Taliban fighters in Paktia and eight more in Kunduz.
Abdullah Abdullah has decided to drop out of the runoff presidential election scheduled for Nov. 7. The Independent Election Commission said the election will be held regardless of Abdullah's decision. One Taliban fighter was killed and seven civilians were wounded during clashes in Kapisa province, and "several" Haqqani Network fighters were detained in Khost province.
Security forces killed 12 Taliban fighters in Jazjan province. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the South and wounded three policemen in Kandahar. Six suspects, including an imam, were arrested for involvement in the attack on a UN guesthouse in Kabul, and two Taliban fighters were detained in Wardak.
Police killed 26 Taliban fighters in Ghazni province. US and Afghan security forces killed nine Taliban fighters in Helmand province and detained a "group" of Haqqani Network fighters in Paktia. The Taliban killed eight civilians in an IED attack in Nangarhar province and four civilians in an IED attack in Kandahar province.