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General Jones said US troop levels will not be increased, and the emphasis will be placed on economic development, governance, and greater Afghan participation in security operations. Two ISAF soldiers were killed and six more were wounded in an IED strike in southern Afghanistan. Coalition forces killed a local Taliban commander in Jawzjan province.
The US military killed "more than a dozen militants" from the Haqqani Network during airstrikes in Khost province. Afghan police killed 15 Taliban fighters in Baghlan province. A suicide bomber dressed as a woman crossed over the Torkham border from Pakistan and detonated his vest in Nangarhar province, killing two people.
The Kandahar police chief and four policemen were killed in a shootout with what appears to be Afghan guards who work for the US. The US military denied involvement in the incident. An explosion at an IED factory in Paktika province killed at least 9 Haqqani Network fighters. One ISAF soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan.
The Taliban killed seven policemen during two ambushes in Farah province. Afghan and Coalition forces detained six Haqqani Network fighters and conducted an airstrike against a group of fighters during separate operations in the Musa Khel district of Khost province. The Afghan police force will be expanded by an additional 10,000 officers. US envoy Richard Holbrooke described anti-drug efforts in Afghanistan as a failure.
A policeman shot and killed eight of his peers in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Afghan and Coalition forces detained three Taliban fighters in the Achin district in Nangarhar province. The US will phase out the poppy eradication program.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed "several" Taliban fighters and detained nearly a dozen more during operations in Helmand, Wardak, and Ghazni provinces. One ISAF soldier was killed in an IED attack. The National Directorate of Security arrested seven members of a suicide bombing cell who were plotting to conduct attacks in Kabul. Lieutenant General Rodriguez has assumed command of the ISAF ground forces in Afghanistan.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed 25 Taliban fighters in Kandahar province, 23 more in Uruzgan province, and a senior IED facilitator and three associates in Farah province, and destroyed large drug and weapons caches in Zabul and Khost provinces. The Taliban killed seven civilians in an IED attack in Helmand province.