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A Taliban suicide bomber wounded the Afghan intelligence chief and two others in an assassination attempt in Kabul. A Taliban leader named Akhbar and several other insurgents were killed in an operation in Dara-e Pech district in Kunar province. The government ordered an investigation into the shooting of a schoolgirl in Kapisa.
The Afghan National Army assumed security responsibility for seven eastern provinces: Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Nuristan, Kapisa, Parwan, and Panjshir. Security forces killed three insurgents after an ambush in Paktia. A schoolgirl involved in a polio vaccination program in Kapisa was shot dead by suspected Taliban assassins.
The Taliban killed five civilians in a bombing in Uruzgan and two ISAF soldiers in an IED attack in the south. Security forces killed eight Taliban fighters in Zabul and Faryab. Ismail Khan will remain the Minister of Energy and Water despite rebuilding his militia in the west.