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A bombing at a mosque in Uruzgan province killed a prayer leader. Afghan troops killed six Taliban fighters in Helmand province. US troops accidentally killed a civilian in an escalation of force incident in Logar province. Poland will send an additional 400 troops to Afghanistan.
A Coalition airstrike killed a senior Taliban leader and nine associates in northern Helmand province. President Obama said the US must have an "exit strategy" for Afghanistan. The US and its European allies may seek to bypass President Karzai by creating the post of prime minister.
US and Afghan troops killed five Taliban fighters in Kunduz; the town mayor claimed five civilians were killed. Two ISAF soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan. One civilian contract worker was killed and six were wounded in a rocket attack on Kandahar Air Field. Afghan troops detained 22 Taliban fighters in Kandahar province.
Suicide and roadside bombs in Nangarhar, Khost, and Kandahar provinces killed two policemen and nine Afghans. Canadian and Afghan troops completed a large clearing operation in Kandahar province. The US is looking to quickly increase the size of the Afghan police forces.
Forty Taliban fighters and 15 Afghan security officials were killed during clashes in Helmand, Farah, Jozjan, and Logar provinces over the past two days. Four Canadian soldiers were killed and four more were wounded in two separate IED attacks in the districts of Shah Wali Kot and Zari in Kandahar provinces.
Afghan intelligence said last month's assault on government buildings in Kabul was planned in and directed from Pakistan. An anti-Taliban minister of parliament and four of his bodyguards were killed in an IED attack in Helmand province. An Australian soldier was killed while attempting to defuse an IED. Two Taliban fighters were killed and 22 were detained during operations in Nangarhar province.