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The Taliban killed seven Afghan soldiers and the brother of President Karzai's national security advisor in separate attacks. Afghan officials claimed that 15 Taliban fighters were killed in an ISAF airstrike in Logar. A district chief in Nangarhar was dismissed after complaining about the rise of Taliban activity in the province.
Afghan officials claimed that 20 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Ghazni and Paktia. An Afghan soldier who killed a Slovakian soldier last week escaped from prison with the aid of his supervisor. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east.
Security forces killed 12 Pakistani Taliban fighters during a raid on a compound in Kandahar's Arghistan district. Ten more Taliban fighters, including two "foreigners," were killed in an airstrike in Logar.
The Taliban killed three civilians and two policemen in two separate IED attacks in Helmand province. The Obama administration's top spokesman confirmed that the "zero option," where no US troops would be stationed in Afghanistan after 2014, is still being considered.