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The Afghan Army said three commanders were among 22 Taliban killed during fighting in the Nawa district of Helmand province. Three Taliban fighters and a security guard were killed in a firefight in Ghazni province. Two ISAF troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan and a British Marine was killed near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. A British Harrier crashed at Kandahar Airfield and a USAF Predator crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
Afghan forces killed 16 Taliban fighters in the Batkhela district in Paktika province. A suicide bomber wounded four members of the border police in Kandahar™s Spin-Boldak district. Members of Parliament said the Taliban are expanding their control of Helmand province.
A suicide car bomber killed seven civilians in an attack outside a US base in Khost province. Six Taliban fighters were killed after rocketing a US base in Paktika province. The Taliban killed one Afghan soldier in Wardak province and wounded six Afghan soldiers during an ambush in Ghazni province.
The Taliban took credit for a series of suicide and armed attacks against government buildings in Khost province that killed 20 people. Afghan and Coalition forces killed five Taliban fighters and wounded six more in Herat province, and detained two more in Kunduz, two in Helmand, and one in Kunar. More than 30 girls in Kapisa province were made ill in the third poisoning at schools in two weeks.
General McChrystal will replace General McKiernan as the senior most commander in Afghanistan; McKiernan was asked to resign by Defense Secretary Gates. The Afghan parliament wants to pass a law to place restrictions on foreign troops to prevent civilian casualties.