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The Taliban killed four soldiers and seven policemen in a suicide attack in Logar province. A Taliban suicide bomber killed only himself in a premature detonation in Kandahar. Most of the district of Gizab in Uruzgan is now under Taliban control.
The Interior Ministry claimed it killed 37 Taliban fighters during operations throughout the country. Six security personnel and six Taliban fighters were killed during clashes in Kunduz. The Taliban killed five civilians in Nangarhar. The Taliban claimed that 65 security personnel joined their ranks in Nuristan and Sar-i-Pul.
The Taliban killed four soldiers in an IED attack in Kabul. The Ministry of Defense said that 950 soldiers were killed while fighting the Taliban in the past six months. The military claimed it killed 38 Taliban fighters during operations in Kandahar. Last year, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached an all-time high.
The US reportedly killed Abu Bara al Kuwaiti, a leader in al Qaeda's General Command, in an airstrike in Nangarhar province. Abu Bara was at the home of Abdul Samad Khanjari, al Qaeda's military commander in the province. The Taliban denied that Anas Haqqani and Anas Haqqani and Qari Abdul Rasheed Omari were members of the group, and claimed they were visiting a freed Guantanamo detainee in Qatar before they were captured in Bahrain.
Afghanistan's intelligence service captured Haqqani Network leaders Anis Haqqani and Hafiz Rashid during a raid on Oct. 14. Anis is the son of the group's emir, and Rashid is a senior military commander. Security forces killed an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander in Takhar. The military claimed it killed 39 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar and Herat.