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The Taliban killed an ISAF solider in the east. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban fighters and commanders. Sweden will reduce the number of troops in country from 500 to 200 by the end of 2013.
The Taliban killed 12 civilians and eight security personnel in four bombings; three policemen were killed in a suicide attack in Kandahar; five soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Laghman; and 12 civilians were killed in IED attacks in Helmand and Zabul.
Thirty-six Taliban fighters and two policemen were killed during fighting throughout the country. Twelve missiles fired from Iran have landed in Nimroz. Energy and Water Minister Ismail Khan is distributing weapons to militias.
Nine Taliban fighters and three Afghan soldiers have been killed during fighting throughout the country. Provincial officials in Herat said five districts are on the verge of falling to the Taliban. ISAF captured an IMU weapons trafficker in Kunduz. The government said it would not negotiate with the Haqqani Network.
The United Nations added the Haqqani Network to its list of designated terrorist groups. The UN said the Haqqani Network works with the Taliban to destabilize Afghanistan and has links to al Qaeda.