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The Taliban took control of Char Sada district in Ghor. A suicide assault team killed four policemen and five civilians in an attack on the police headquarters and the governor's compound in Kandahar. The military said it killed a senior Taliban commander and 17 fighters in Helmand. Two soldiers were killed in IED attacks.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed four Czech soldiers, two policemen, and 10 civilians in an attack in Parwan. The Taliban also claimed to have killed and wounded 18 Afghan troops in Herat. The NDS claimed the Taliban's shadow governor of Badakhshan and 14 fighters were killed. Presidential candidate Abdullah rejected the preliminary election results.
The Taliban torched upwards of 400 fuel tankers and supply trucks in an attack on a trucking terminal in Kabul province. Several drivers are reported to be missing. The military said it killed six Taliban fighters in Badakhshan and 11 more in operations in Nangarhar, Kunduz, and Kandahar.
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.