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The Taliban killed 18 civilians, including 14 women, in an IED attack on a bus transporting people to a wedding in Ghazni, and killed another civilian in a bombing in Kabul. The interior ministry claimed 12 Taliban fighters were killed in operations.
Security forces killed 13 Taliban fighters during operations in Helmand and two senior Taliban commanders in Wardak. Four Taliban fighters died while planting an IED in Paktika; a civilian was also killed in the blast.
The Taliban killed six soldiers in attacks in Jawzjan, Kunar, and Ghazni, and four members of the Afghan Local Police in Badghis. Security forces captured 21 would-be suicide child bombers. The military claimed that 48 Taliban fighters were killed over the past day.
The Taliban killed eight Afghan soldiers in Parwan and Farah. Three members of the Afghan Local Police in Kandahar were killed by two colleagues, who escaped. Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters in Kandahar.
Afghan officials claimed that security forces killed 22 Taliban fighters and captured 16 more. ISAF killed nine "militants" in airstrikes in Kunar. The Taliban killed three policemen in Farah and an ISAF soldier in the south. An Afghan special forces commander in Kunar defected to the Taliban.