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A suicide bomber killed four policemen and one child in an attack on a drug eradication unit patrolling in Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province. Afghan and Coalition forces killed six Taliban fighters and detained one in Kandahar, killed four Haqqani Network operatives and detained three in Khost, and killed three more Taliban fighters in Wardak.
Afghan troops killed six Taliban fighters as they were planting IEDs in the district of Shaheed Hasas in Uruzgan province. A Coalition soldier was killed during combat in southern Afghanistan. Poland will send an additional 320 troops to Afghanistan.
Afghan soldiers killed two Taliban fighters in Tarin Kowt in Helmand province and captured another Taliban fighter in the Gardez district in Paktia province. Four Haqqani Network fighters were killed in a premature detonation at their bomb factory in Khost province. An Afghan soldier and a border policeman were killed in an IED attack in Khost.
Coalition and Afghan forces killed 14 Taliban fighters in Zabul province, killed one Taliban fighter and captured eight more in Kandahar province, captured four Haqqani Network fighters in Logar province, and captured a Taliban commander and three fighters in Khost province. A US airman was killed in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed 20 Taliban fighters during clashes in the Kajaki district in Helmand province. Five Afghan border police and three civilians were killed in fighting in Farah province. One NATO soldier was killed in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan.
Coalition and Afghan forces killed 12 Taliban fighters fighting in Logar province; the Taliban killed a woman during the battle. Britain offered to send hundreds of additional troops on a temporary basis to provide security for upcoming elections if other NATO countries contribute additional forces.
The US may send an additional 10,000 troops to Afghanistan. US Defense Secretary Gates chided European leaders for failing to build support for an Afghan surge. NATO has failed to respond to a call for 4,000 additional troops. ISAF's senior spokesman said cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan is improving.