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An Afghan policeman killed two US Special Forces soldiers and two Afghan security personnel in an attack at a base in Wardak. The military said seven Taliban fighters were killed in a premature detonation in Helmand. Twenty Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Kunduz.
The Taliban killed nine people in a suicide attack outside of the Defense Ministry in Kabul and nine more in another suicide attack in Khost. A prominent Afghan political leader in Herat escaped another assassination attempt. The transfer of the Parwan Detention Facility to Afghan control has been delayed yet again.
Three Afghan soldiers attacked a US military base in Kapisa province, and killed a civilian contractor. The three Afghan soldiers were killed. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his first trip to Afghanistan.
Security forces killed 14 Taliban fighters during operations throughout the country. The Taliban killed three policemen in an IED attack in Farah. CENTCOM commander General Mattis said the US would equip the Afghan military with drones.