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A Taliban suicide assault team targeted a UN-linked NGO compound in Kabul; five Taliban fighters, a Nepalese guard, and an Afghan policemen were killed during the fighting, which lasted for seven hours. The Taliban killed four policemen in an attack in Helmand.
A suicide bomber killed seven people in an attack that targeted a local militia commander in Ghazni. Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters in Kandahar and Herat, and two Haqqani Network commanders and three fighters in Paktia. ISAF claimed that the Afghan Air Force can conduct independent air operations.
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.