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The Afghan military claimed that two Taliban leaders were among 28 jihadists, including "foreign militants," killed in an operation in Nuristan. A Taliban suicide assault team killed four members of the National Directorate of Security and two civilians in an assault on an NDS headquarters in Nangarhar. The Taliban also executed 11 civilians in Farah.
Thirty-six Taliban fighters and nine policemen are reported to have been killed in fighting in Ghor. The military claimed it retook control of the Doab district in Nuristan. The Taliban killed three Afghan soldiers in IED attacks. The military said it captured 27 Pakistanis in Paktika.
The military claimed that 37 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Kunduz, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni, Paktika, and Ghor. The Taliban killed five policemen in Helmand. A suicide bomber wounded 16 people in Helmand.
The Taliban killed five policemen and a civilian in Herat. The Taliban's offensive in Kunduz is led by a commander who was freed from prison by the Afghan government. The government expelled a New York Times reporter. The US doubled Siraj Haqqani's bounty, raising it to $10 million, and offered $5 million rewards for four other Haqqani Network leaders.
More than 700 Taliban fighters massed to attack government forces in Logar province. The Taliban executed a former commander in Kandahar who reconciled with the government in 2012. The Taliban are openly recruiting in Helmand province.
Afghan officials claimed 20 Taliban fighters were killed in airstrikes in Kunar and Paktika. A district police chief in Kandahar and seven officers were killed during in fighting. A female member of parliament said she supports the Taliban and its Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
The Taliban killed 20 civilians in fighting in Kunduz, and six policemen and three civilians in Ghazni. Afghan officials who were caught in an ambush in Badakhshan were freed by the Afghan military. The NDS captured a Taliban district governor and two suicide bombers in Kandahar.
A suicide bomber killed four civilians in an attack that targeted an ISAF convoy in Kabul. ISAF reportedly killed 21 Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Marja in Helmand province. The Pakistani military killed two civilians in a a missile attack in Kunar.
Ten policemen in Kunduz defected to the Taliban. The Taliban killed six policemen in Uruzgan. The military claimed that 18 Taliban fighters, three policemen, and three deminers were killed during fighting in Paktia, Ghor, and Zabul. Kandahar's police chief ordered the execution of Taliban fighters captured during military operations. The Taliban have launched an offensive to take control of Musa Qala in Helmand.
An Afghan soldier killed a US general and wounded 14 others, including a US, German, and Afghan general, in an attack at a training facility in Kabul. The Taliban killed five Afghan soldiers. The Interior Ministry claimed Afghan forces killed 33 Taliban fighters. ISAF reportedly killed four civilians in an airstrike in Herat.
Locals claimed the military killed 16 civilians in a raid in Logar; Afghan officials said most of those killed were Taliban fighters. The military claimed it killed 86 Taliban fighters during operations throughout the country. The Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers in an IED attack in Kabul. A local political figure and two of his sons were gunned down in Herat.
The military claimed it killed 100 Taliban fighters in the Zhari district in Kandahar. Officials claimed to have killed 29 Taliban fighters during raids throughout the country. The governor of Ghor province said that the Taliban commander involved in the recent execution of 16 people was released from prison three months ago. "Gunmen" executed a district governor in Logar.
The Taliban executed and beheaded 15 civilians in Ghor and executed an accused murderer in Ghazni. The military claimed it killed 29 Taliban fighters during operations in Nangarhar, Wardak, Herat, and Helmand.
The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in the south and two female aid workers from Finland in Herat. A suicide bomber killed a police official in Nangarhar. Another suicide bomber killed a policeman in Kunduz.
Five Taliban fighters and three policemen were killed in clashes in Badakhshan. Security forces killed four Taliban fighters in Nangarhar and five more in Badakhshan. The Taliban executed a cleric in Helmand for having links to the government. A suicide bomber killed a policeman in Kunduz.
The Taliban reportedly took control of an area of Faryab province; 31 Taliban fighters and nine policemen are said to have been killed in three days of fighting. A Taliban suicide bomber killed five foreign security guards in an attack at Camp Gibson in Kabul. Security forces killed a Taliban shadow district governor and 13 fighters in Badakhshan.
Four Taliban fighters were killed while launching rocket attacks on Kabul International Airport. The Interior Ministry accused the Haqqani Network and Pakistan's military intelligence service of directing the Kabul attack. The Taliban killed two civilians in a rocket attack in Kunar. General Dunford warned that al Qaeda is likely to return in force to Afghanistan.
Fifteen Taliban fighters and seven security personnel were killed in fighting in Laghman. Ten Taliban and seven policemen were killed in clashes in Ghor. The Taliban killed eight civilians in an IED attack in Kandahar and two Afghan soldiers in a bombing in Nangarhar.
The Taliban killed six de-miners in an attack on a convoy in Herat and a general in a magnetic mine attack in Kabul. The European Union said the results of the presidential election must be audited. The United Nations said civilian casualties are the highest they have been since 2009.