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Police killed 17 Taliban fighters in operations throughout the country. The Taliban killed a policeman in Laghman. An Afghan intelligence officer claimed that former Pakistani Taliban commander Faqir Mohammed planned to kill senior officials.
Security forces killed two Taliban fighters and several Pakistani jihadists in Laghman. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in an IED attack in the south.
The NDS reportedly arrested Faqir Mohammed, the former deputy emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, and four others in Nangarhar. ISAF killed two Taliban commanders in Kunar who were involved in planning and executing green-on-blue, or insider, attacks against ISAF personnel.
ISAF supports President Karzai's decree that Afghan forces should not receive ISAF air support. Security forces killed three Taliban fighters and detained several others. Thirty-five Taliban fighters in Herat reconciled with the government.
President Karzai said that he will issue a decree that prevents the Afghan military from requesting ISAF air support. Officials in Badghis province said Pakistanis are training the Taliban.