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A suicide bomber killed eight members of the Afghan National Air Force in an attack on a bus in the capital of Kabul. The Taliban claimed the suicide attack in Kabul. Security forces captured nine members of a suicide cell in Khost.
Nearly 1,000 Taliban fighters launched a coordinated attack on police checkpoints in the Sangin district in Helmand province. At least 35 civilians and 35 Afghan soldiers, as well as scores of Taliban fighters were killed. The fighting has spread to Kajaki, Musa Qala, and Now Zad. A US Marine was also killed in fighting in Helmand.
The military claimed it killed 55 Taliban fighters in operations throughout the country. A Taliban suicide bomber killed two policemen in Zabul. Two women were burned to death in a Taliban IED attack that targeted a fuel tanker in Laghman.
The Taliban killed two poll workers and a policeman in an attack on a convoy that was transporting ballots in Helmand, and five members of a family in an IED attack in Kandahar. The United Nations said that al Qaeda and allied groups remain a major threat to Afghanistan and the wider region.