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President Karzai said the US wants to maintain nine military bases in Afghanistan following the end of NATO combat operations in 2014. He said the US is requesting bases in Kabul, Bagram, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Gardez, Kandahar, Helmand, Shindand, and Herat, but Afghanistan must first be granted security guarantees.
Police killed eight protesters, who are said to have been infiltrated by "militants," at an anti-Pakistani demonstration. Militants killed three truck drivers during the protest. The Taliban killed five Afghan soldiers and a policeman in Farah, and three civilians in an IED attack in Helmand.
The Taliban killed a police officer and wounded three more in an IED attack in Kunduz. President Karzai said the international community has failed to secure Afghanistan. Unemployment in Afghanistan rose by 500,000 over the past year.
ISAF killed a wanted Saudi terrorist and an Afghan commander in Nuristan last week; both men have been linked to "Arab" elements of the insurgency. The Taliban killed four civilians in an IED attack in Farah.