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Eight US troops, seven Afghan security personnel, and several Taliban fighters were killed during a Taliban assault on two joint outposts in Nuristan; a district police chief and 13 policemen were captured. US and Afghan forces detained several Taliban and Haqqani Network fighters in Paktia and Wardak provinces and destroyed a heroin lab in in Badakhshan province. A sacked senior UN official said more than 30 percent of President Karzai™s votes are fraudulent.
Five US soldiers were killed during three separate attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan and four Finnish soldiers were wounded near Mazar-i-Sharif. Two of the US troops were killed by an Afghan policeman. Coalition and Afghan security forces killed "several" suspected Haqqani Network fighters in Paktika and detained a Taliban commander in Nangarhar province.
The Taliban killed a British soldier in an IED attack near Camp Bastion in central Helmand province and a US soldier during a gunfight in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban also kidnapped de-miners in Herat and destroyed 13 vehicles in Kunar and two fuel tankers in Kunduz.