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The Taliban killed 13 members of a pro-government militia in Ghazni, while a suicide bomber killed five policemen and two civilians in Helmand. Security forces killed two Taliban fighters in Laghman and two more in Helmand. Five would-be suicide bombers, including a woman, were detained in Nangarhar.
The Taliban killed four civilians in an attack on a police checkpoint in Helmand. Seventeen girls were hospitalized after being poisoned at school in Takhar. General Dunford said the Taliban continue to benefit from safe havens in Pakistan.
The Taliban kidnapped and then beheaded four members of the Afghan security forces in Jawzjan. The Red Crescent suspended work in northern Afghanistan after two of its workers were killed and two more injured in an attack in Jawzjan. Joint security forces detained a senior Taliban leader in Helmand and a Haqqani leader in Paktia. Haqqani facilitator Khaliq Mir died in a joint operation in Khost.
Afghan commandos killed a Taliban commander and 21 of his fighters, and captured 17 more during a raid in the Bati Kot district in Nangarhar. General Dunford said that US forces should remain in Afghanistan after 2014.
The kidnapped chief of a university in Balkh was found dead; his son blamed former jihadist leaders in the area for the crime. Afghan commandos killed 22 insurgents in Nangarhar. Seven civilians died in a roadside bombing in Zabul.