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Five policemen and eight Taliban fighters were killed after the Taliban launched a suicide assault on a police headquarters in Jalalabad. The government freed 26 inmates from Bagram Prison just one day after the US transferred control of the prison. Australia will withdraw 1,000 of its 1,500 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
The military claimed that more than 60 Taliban fighters were killed in Badakhshah; the Taliban denied the report. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east. Ismail Khan called on Afghans to reject a security pact with the US. The US and Afghanistan reached an agreement to transfer Bagram.
A suicide bomber killed five people at a madrassa in Helmand. The Taliban beheaded three men in Kandahar and killed a district governor and two bodyguards in Takhar. A policeman killed five of his colleagues in Badghis.
President Karzai's spokesman said NATO's involvement in Afghanistan is "unwise" and "aimless." Denmark will withdraw its combat troops five months earlier than planned. A policeman killed three of his colleagues in Zabul. The Taliban killed two policemen in an IED attack in Herat.