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The presidential election has been postponed until Aug. 20 to allow the US "surge" forces to provide for additional security. Coalition forces killed four Taliban fighters in Zabul province. Ten Afghan workers were abducted in Herat province while two aid workers were freed.
The US military paid the families of 15 people killed during a raid in Kapisa province last weekend. The family of the targeted Taliban commander and other fighters were among those killed. ISAF estimated it killed around 100 civilians in 2008, while the Taliban killed 973 civilians. Coalition forces detained a Taliban commander in Zabul province.
More than 3,000 US troops have deployed to Logar and Wardak provinces. Five Taliban fighters were killed during an operation in Helmand province. Two Coalition soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan. Afghan forces have killed one Taliban fighter behind the bombing outside the German embassy in Kabul and detained three more.
Thirteen Taliban fighters and five civilians were killed after a Taliban force attacked a tribal leader's home in Badghis province. Two Taliban fighters were killed in Kandahar in a roadside bomb premature detonation. President Karzai said the US killed 16 civilians during a Jan. 24 battle in Laghman province.
The US military said 15 Taliban fighters were killed in Laghman province; townspeople claimed 10 civilians were killed. Two civilians were killed in a suicide attack in Paktia province. An ISAF soldier was killed in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan.
During a raid in Logar province, Afghan and Coalition forces killed a Taliban commander and detained a bomb maker behind the Jan. 17 suicide attack near the German Embassy in Kabul. More than 20,000 US Marines may deploy as part of the upcoming "surge."