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Two suicide bombers in Herat killed only themselves in a premature detonation. Special operations forces killed or captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Khost, and Nangarhar. Afghan troops suffered a 124% increase in casualties due to IEDs, while the number of Coalition casualties has dropped by half.
The Taliban denied that they participated in peace talks with the Afghan government in Dubai. Pakistan said it would free all Afghan Taliban prisoners, including Mullah Baradar, who attempted to negotiate with the government in 2010.
Joint Afghan and Coalition forces killed two insurgents during a clash in the Narang district in Kunar, and detained one insurgent in Logar and two more in Paktika. A local policeman in Kandahar's Panjwai district poisoned his colleagues and then shot his commander. The US military suspended the transfer of prisoners to Afghan detention facilities due to concerns over alleged abuse of detainees by Afghans.
A Taliban suicide assault team attacked the NDS headquarters in Kabul; six Taliban fighters and a security guard died during the attack. The Taliban killed three NDS officers in an IED attack in Uruzgan, and killed an ISAF soldier in the west. A British soldier died of wounds sustained during combat on Jan. 14.
The Taliban killed four members of a family in an IED attack in Kandahar. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters during raids in Nangarhar, Logar, Wardak, and Kandahar.
Afghan officials claimed ISAF killed seven civilians and four Taliban fighters during airstrikes in Wardak; ISAF denied it launched airstrikes or killed civilians but said it conducted a ground raid with Afghan forces. The Taliban executed a female activist in Wardak.