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A Taliban suicide assault team killed 21 people, including 13 foreigners, in an attack at a restaurant in Kabul yesterday. The Taliban said the suicide assault was carried out to avenge a raid in Parwan. The Taliban killed four border policemen in Khost, three soccer players in Kandahar, and an intelligence officer in Uruzgan. The US killed nine Taliban fighters, including five Pakistanis, in an airstrike in Nuristan.
Ten Taliban fighters, an ISAF soldier, and two civilians were killed after Afghan and Coalition forces targeted a Haqqani Network-linked Taliban commander in Parwan province. President Karzai claimed ISAF killed seven children during the Parwan clash. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters in Herat.
One Taliban fighter and one policeman were killed during a clash in Sar-i-Pul. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in a firefight in the east. The Taliban are circulating a video of the only US soldier in their custody. The US inspector general said the counternarcotics effort is failing.
Security guards killed a suicide bomber in Kabul. Three Afghan Local Police officers were stabbed to death by the Taliban with the help of their colleagues. Seven of the 88 prisoners that the government wants to free from Bagram are involved in green-on-blue attacks. Twenty Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Baghlan.
A suicide bomber killed two policemen in the capital of Kabul. Security forces killed three Taliban fighters. Eighty Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Baghlan; another 19 did the same in Herat. 'Reconciled' fighters often return to the Taliban at the beginning of the fighting season.
ISAF confirmed that the Taliban downed a US helicopter on Dec. 17, 2013, killing six US soldiers. Police killed three Taliban fighters. Two more Taliban fighters died in a premature detonation in Nangarhar.