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The Taliban beheaded two men in Ghazni and killed a US soldier in an IED attack in the south. ISAF captured a Taliban facilitator responsible for a green-on-blue attack that killed a US soldier. Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan said that militias are forming as NATO forces draw down.
The Taliban killed eight civilians in an IED attack in Helmand. Two Taliban fighters in Baghlan died in a premature detonation while planting an IED. Security forces killed five Taliban fighters in Faryab. The head of the Independent Election Commission said the Taliban can run for president.
Two Taliban fighters died in a premature detonation while they were planting bombs at a picnic area in Uruzgan. The NDS denied Pakistani claims that Swat Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah is sheltering in Kunar.
The Taliban took five people off of a bus traveling on the Kabul-Kandahar highway and executed them. Security forces detained a suicide bomber who was planning to target senior security officials in Baghlan.
A suicide bomber killed 40 people, including 19 security and intelligence personnel, in an attack outside a mosque in Faryab. A former Taliban leader who defected to the government along with 11 fighters last year was gunned down in Faryab.