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The US defense secretary apologized for recent airstrikes that caused civilian casualties. NATO seeks to implement rules to decrease civilian casualties. Four NATO soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were killed in an IED attack in eastern Afghanistan. The French defense minister called on Europe to increase troop levels and end caveats on operations.
The Taliban welcomed Canada's decision to withdraw by 2011. The Taliban have killed 720 police officers in the past six months. Afghan forces killed more than 20 Taliban fighters in Ghazni. Coalition forces killed 10 Taliban fighters in Wardak. Coalition forces detained eight members of the Haqqani Network in Khost.
A senior Taliban commander said Iran is supplying EFPs to the terror group. US troops killed one Taliban fighter and wounded five during an attack on an outpost in the Ali Shang district in Laghman province. Two Afghans were killed and seven were wounded in an IED attack Herat province. The Afghan government handed over the 11-year-old son of al Qaeda operative Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistani diplomats.
The Taliban killed six children and wounded 12 in a bomb attack in Ghazni province. The Taliban killed two UN doctors and a driver in an IED attack in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province. A British soldier was killed in Helmand province. US forces captured two members of the Haqqani Network in Khost province.
Coalition forces killed "several" Haqqani and Taliban fighters during operations in Khost and Ghazni provinces. Two Taliban fighters were killed during a raid in Kapisa province. A US and a British soldier were killed in attacks. A Taliban suicide bomber killed two civilians in Kandahar.