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The military claimed it killed 48 Taliban fighters in Balkh and 15 more in Zabul. Two border policemen and three Taliban fighters were killed in Faryab. The Taliban killed a policeman in a suicide attack in Kandahar.
Fourteen security personnel and 19 heavily armed Taliban fighters were killed and another 154 people were wounded during a coordinated suicide assault on the NDS headquarters in Ghazni. The military claimed 81 Taliban fighters and seven security personnel were killed in a clearing operation in Helmand. The Taliban killed five soldiers in a suicide attack in Kunar.
The Afghan military claimed that two Taliban leaders were among 28 jihadists, including "foreign militants," killed in an operation in Nuristan. A Taliban suicide assault team killed four members of the National Directorate of Security and two civilians in an assault on an NDS headquarters in Nangarhar. The Taliban also executed 11 civilians in Farah.
Thirty-six Taliban fighters and nine policemen are reported to have been killed in fighting in Ghor. The military claimed it retook control of the Doab district in Nuristan. The Taliban killed three Afghan soldiers in IED attacks. The military said it captured 27 Pakistanis in Paktika.
The military claimed that 37 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Kunduz, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni, Paktika, and Ghor. The Taliban killed five policemen in Helmand. A suicide bomber wounded 16 people in Helmand.
The Taliban killed five policemen and a civilian in Herat. The Taliban's offensive in Kunduz is led by a commander who was freed from prison by the Afghan government. The government expelled a New York Times reporter. The US doubled Siraj Haqqani's bounty, raising it to $10 million, and offered $5 million rewards for four other Haqqani Network leaders.