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The US has suspended the training of the Afghan Local Police due to the spike in green-on-blue attacks. The Taliban killed five border policemen in an IED attack in Nuristan and a district council member in Helmand. Security forces captured a Taliban fighter who killed two US troops in Helmand, and detained a suicide bomber in Balkh.
President Obama said the Taliban's momentum has been broken. Taliban suicide bombers killed 10 civilians and two policemen in Wardak. The Taliban killed two US soldiers in Ghazni. An al Qaeda commander was killed on Aug. 3 in an airstrike in Kunar.
The Taliban beheaded a boy in Kandahar; another girl was found beheaded in Kapisa. The Taliban killed two policemen in an IED attack in Herat and executed five civilians in Ghazni. Security forces killed two Taliban fighters and detained several others in Paktia, Logar, and Ghazni.
An Afghan soldier killed three Australian troops in Uruzgan; two more Australian soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash. Four civilians were killed in a mortar attack in Logar. The man thought to be the new chief of the NDS has been accused of torture.