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The senior US general in Afghanistan said more troops are needed immediately. A leaked report by the British Ambassador in Kabul claims US strategy is wrong and the war is as good as lost. A leaked Spanish report said Pakistan's ISI provided arms, IEDs, and other support to the Taliban.
President Karzai requested Saudi Arabia assist with opening peace negotiations with the Taliban. Three US soldiers were killed in an IED attack in the South. A US soldier and an Afghan policeman were killed in a confrontation during a patrol. Afghan and ISAF forces captured a senior Taliban leader in Uruzgan province.
The Taliban leadership denied it was conducting negotiations with the Afghan government. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claimed responsibility for an August ambush that killed 10 French soldiers in Kabul province. A US soldier was killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's foreign minister denied negotiations were underway with the Taliban based out of Quetta. A senior female police officer in Kandahar was assassinated outside of her home. Two al Qaeda fighters were killed in a battle in Kunar province; police said three civilians were killed. Two Canadian soldiers were wounded in an attack on a combat outpost in Kandahar.
A suicide bomber killed five civilians in Khost province. Twenty Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Kandahar province. Coalition forces detained two Haqqani commanders and three operatives in Khost. The Taliban freed 118 Afghan laborers who were kidnapped last week in Farah.