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Coalition forces killed 14 Taliban fighters in Helmand province. Eight prisoners were killed and 215 were wounded as guards attempted to search cells in a Kabul jail. The governor of Kandahar has been fired after just four months on the job. Two ISAF soldiers were killed in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan.
Coalition and Afghan forces killed 13 Taliban fighters and captured 15 during operations in the South and East. ISAF troops must now be accompanied by Afghan forces on all missions. The governor of Kandahar province will resign after serving on four months. Herat officials claim Iranians are behind the theft of artifacts and the destruction of historical sites.
A suicide bomber killed eight civilians and two policemen at a bazaar in Musa Qala in Helmand province. Coalition forces detained six members of Haqqani Networks in Paktia province. Afghan security forces killed a Taliban commander in the Sarobi district in Kabul province. The Taliban killed the district leader of Andar in Ghazni province.
Coalition troops killed 16 Hezb-i-Islami fighters in Kabul. Three civilians were killed in a suicide attack on a German convoy in Kabul. A female UN employee and a security contractor were killed. The German general in charge of special forces savaged his country's efforts in Afghanistan.
Coalition and Afghan forces killed 52 Taliban and captured one commander in operations throughout the country. Thirty-three fighters were killed in Helmand province, 12 were killed in Kandahar province, four were killed in Farah province, and three were killed in Ghazni province. The Taliban commander was captured in Ghazni as he tried to escape a cordon while wearing a burqa.
US forces launched three counterbattery artillery strikes at a Taliban rocket team inside Pakistan. Afghans rioted in Kabul after a US military vehicle killed one civilian in a traffic accident. The Taliban may clear $500 million from the opium trade. A UN Security Council team said Afghanistan is not in crisis.
A suicide attack on a US military convoy outside the US embassy in Kabul killed four civilians and wounded 17 more. Coalition and Afghan forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Helmand province. Two British Royal Marines and an Australian soldier were killed in southern Afghanistan. A French aid worker kidnapped last month pleaded for his release on a videotape.
President Karzai defended his plan to negotiate with the Taliban and claimed NATO set up a "parallel government." Coalition and Afghan forces killed 25 Taliban fighters during operations in Kandahar, Paktika, and Paktia provinces. Five policemen were killed in Helmand and three engineers were kidnapped in Badghis.