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The Taliban launched small-scale attacks against several police outposts in the Sangin district in Helmand province; 26 Taliban fighters, including "Pakistanis and Chechens," and 10 policemen were killed in the clashes over the past two days. Six security guards at a dam in Herat were killed in an IED attack. Eighty schoolgirls were poisoned in Faryab.
The Taliban killed nine people and wounded dozens more in a secured upscale neighborhood in Kandahar, and killed two more Afghans in bombings in Khost and Paktika. The Taliban assassinated a district police chief in Farah.
Security forces killed nine Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Paktika province and seven more in Ghazni. Russia is considering deploying troops to the Afghan-Tajik border, citing a "general destabilization of the situation" in northern Afghanistan.