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Afghan and ISAF forces killed 15 Haqqani Network fighters while repelling a complex attack on a patrol base in Paktia province. Afghan and US troops killed Al Qaeda and Haqqani Network fighters and detained 10 more during operations in Logar and Khost provinces. A candidate for the Ghazni provincial council was kidnapped on May 26.
More than 28 Taliban fighters and one Afghan soldier were killed in a five-day operation in the Bala Murghab district in Badghis province. Afghan commandos killed 13 Taliban fighters in the Kharwar district in Logar province. A suicide bomber killed three US soldiers and three Afghan civilians in an attack in Kapisa province.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed eight Taliban fighters in the Deh Rawood district in Uruzgan province, killed three Taliban fighters and captured three more in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, and destroyed a drug and bomb factory in the Sangin district in Helmand. ISAF forces destroyed more than $3 million of heroin in eastern Afghanistan. Four civilians were killed in an IED attack in Zabul province. A British soldier was killed near Sangin.
Afghan and Coalition forces detained four suspected al Qaeda-linked operatives from Pakistan during raids in Khost province. Taliban fighters attacked police in the Baharak district in the northern province of Takhar; police repelled the attack. The Taliban killed one soldier and wounded four more during an ambush in the Panjwai district in Kandahar, and wounded three soldiers in a mortar attack on an Afghan Army base in the Zeray district.
Afghan and US forces have killed more than 60 Taliban fighters since an operation began in the town of Marja in the Now Zad district in Helmand province. Afghan national police captured a Taliban commander and killed two fighters in Ghazni province. A British soldier was killed in the Sangin district in Helmand province.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed one Taliban fighter and detained three more during operations in the Nawa-I-Barak Zayi district in Helmand province. Afghan police killed the top Taliban commander in the Andar district in Ghazni province. The Taliban killed one Afghan commando during an ambush of a patrol in the Chak district in Wardak province. An ISAF helicopter made an emergency landing near Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province after experiencing mechanical problems.