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The Afghan government denied reports it conducted peace talks with the Taliban in Saudi Arabia last month. President Karzai's brother denied accusations that he is involved in Afghanistan's heroin trade and threatened to sue The New York Times. Spanish military intelligence said Iran offered to shelter Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
ISAF forces captured a senior Taliban leader behind suicide and conventional attacks in Uruzgan province. Afghan police and soldiers killed five Taliban fighters after they attacked a police leader's home in Kandahar. President Karzai's brother has been linked to the heroin trade.
ISAF and Afghan forces killed 23 Taliban fighters during operations nationwide. A battalion of French troops reportedly oppose being deployed to Afghanistan. Germany's foreign minister wants the country's commandos withdrawn.
The Taliban refused to negotiate with the Afghan government. "We reject an offer for negotiation by the Afghan's puppet and slave President Hamid Karzai," Mullah Baradar said. The US notified Pakistan of an airstrike near the Afghan-Pakistani border.