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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.
A Taliban suicide assault team killed six policemen in an assault on a district center in Paktika. The Taliban killed 16 soldiers in Badakhshan. Taliban prisoners seized control of a British-funded prison in Helmand.