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The Taliban are 'still dreaming' of a return to power: an interview with Afghan Army officers in PanjwaiOfficers with the 2/1/205 Afghan National Army assess their capability, local politics, and the prospects for the Taliban and the uprising against insurgents in Panjwai district.
The Taliban killed four policemen in Nimroz, three civilians in Helmand, and an NDS agent in Kunduz. An Afghan soldier fired an RPG at Lithuanian soldiers in Ghor, wounding two. The governor of Balkh province said the West has failed Afghanistan.
The Taliban killed five civilians in an IED attack in Helmand and two policemen in Nuristan. Two ISAF soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Nangarhar. Two French citizens who were kidnapped months ago have been freed.
Joint Afghan and Coalition forces in Takhar arrested a facilitator "with ties to multiple terrorist organizations," including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and killed another IMU facilitator; and detained a known insurgent in Wardak. An insurgent roadside bomb in Wardak detonated under a busload of civilians, killing nine and injuring another 28.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed three US soldiers, a State Department official, and a Department of Defense representative in an attack on the governor's convoy in Zabul. The Afghan military claimed it killed 100 Taliban fighters in Badakhshan and 18 more in Jawzjan.
A US fighter pilot died when his F-16 crashed 10 miles south of the Bagram Field runway last night in eastern Afghanistan. A Taliban commander and four fighters were killed in the Dangam district of Kunar province. Officials claimed that a NATO airstrike in Ghazni killed a civilian and four Afghan police.