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Afghan police killed 32 Taliban fighters during engagements in southern Afghanistan. Three Canadian troops were killed and five were wounded in a "direct fire" incident in the Zari district in Kandahar province. The US military said last week's raid in Azizabad in Herat province resulted in seven civilian casualties, not the 90 cited in the press.
ISAF denied 500 civilians were killed in the Sarwan Qala area of Helmand province last week. British troops successfully delivered a turbine to the Kajaki Dam in Helmand. Canada's defense minister said the deployment of a US battalion to Kandahar was only the beginning of the US deployment.
Coalition forces detained seven insurgents in operations targeting Taliban IED networks in the eastern Afghan province of Khost. NATO-led troops accidentally killed three Afghan children with artillery fire in Paktika province. Another raid near Kabul left an Afghan and his two children dead sparking mass protests throughout Kabul. A Taliban car bomber attacked a German convoy in northern Afghanistan.
Afghan and Coalition forces killed more than 220 Taliban fighters during operations in Helmand province from Aug. 25-30. Coalition forces killed "several" Taliban during an operation in Kapisa province. A Coalition soldier was killed in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan. Reports indicate the Taliban will attempt to claim Coalition forces killed Afghans in Helmand province.
A suicide bomber wounded one civilian in a failed attack on Coalition forces in Kabul. Ten Taliban fighters were killed in Helmand and 14 were captured in Khost. A battalion of US troops joined Canadian forces in the Maywand district northwest of Kandahar city.
Coalition and Afghan forces killed 12 Taliban fighters and captured two during a patrol in the Barmal district in Paktika. Coalition forces killed one Taliban fighter and captured two during a raid in Paktika's Gayan district. A civilian was killed in a Taliban attack on a base in Kunar. Coalition and Afghan forces killed a woman and two children in an escalation of force incident in Kunduz province.