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Ten French soldiers were killed and 21 were wounded in a Taliban ambush east of Kabul; 13 Taliban were killed and 21 French soldiers were wounded in the incident. US and Afghan forces thwarted multiple Taliban suicide attacks on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province. An Afghan child and an interpreter were killed in a suicide bombing in Kandahar.
A suicide bomber killed nine Afghans and wounded 13 others in an attack outside a base in Khost. A British soldier was killed in an IED attack in Helmand province. Canada's defense minister dismissed Taliban threats to attack civilians unless the government withdraws from Afghanistan as propaganda.
Afghan troops killed 30 Taliban fighters during separate clashes in southern and eastern Afghanistan. Ten policemen were killed in an IED attack in Kandahar province. Seven thousand additional police have been deployed in Kabul.
ISAF killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammed, a Taliban commander that was "directly involved in the planning of attacks against district centres and the coordination of suicide bombers" in Uruzgan province. More than 90 Taliban fighters have been reported killed during fighting over the past several days in the South.
President Karzai replaced the governor of Kandahar province with a former corps commander. The Taliban overran the Nawah district in Ghazni province. Coalition and Afghan forces killed 36 Taliban fighters during clashes in southern Afghanistan. Two Coalition soldiers were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.