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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.
Afghan commandos and Coalition forces killed 16 Taliban fighters and seized massive amounts of drugs during an operation to clear the town of Marja in the Nad Ali District in Helmand Province. Afghan and Coalition forces killed seven Taliban fighters and detained a commander in the Gelan district in Ghazni province. The US military burned Bibles written in Pashto and Dari so they could not be used for proselytization.
Police killed 13 Taliban fighters in Wardak province. A suicide car bomber killed three policemen and wounded 10 more in a attack inside the police headquarters in the Arghandab district in Kandahar province. A Coalition airstrike accidentally killed eight civilians during an attack on a Taliban position in Helmand province. A US soldier and a civilian were killed in an IED attack in the Deh Sabz District in Kabul Province.
Afghan troops retook the village of Marja in Nad Ali district of Helmand province from the Taliban; Afghan commandos killed seven Taliban fighters during the operation. Admiral Mullen said the Coalition has two years to restore order in Afghanistan. Secretary Gates said the Afghan Army can take the lead in the fight against the Taliban in four years.
President Karzai's brother was ambushed in the Surobi district in Nangarhar province; one policeman was killed in the attack. Afghan soldiers were arrested after killing three civilians in Jalalabad in Nangarhar. Afghan and Coalition forces detained three Haqqani Network fighters during a raid in Khost province. Canada may extend its mission past the planned 2011 withdrawal date.
Five suicide bombers died after their explosives detonated prematurely in Ghazni province. Six policemen and one soldier and six Taliban fighters were killed during clashes and attacks in Helmand, Uruzgan, and Zabul provinces. The Afghan Army said it will launch operations to retake control of eight districts in Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, and Daikundi provinces from the Taliban.