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The US and Afghanistan signed the Bilateral Security Agreement, which allows the US to base troops in the country after the end of this year. The Taliban denied claims by the Afghan military that 45 jihadists were killed during recent fighting in Sangin in Helmand province. Security forces captured a Taliban shadow district governor in Baghlan. The US killed four Taliban fighters in airstrikes in Khost.




Eight members of a Taliban suicide assault team and eight Afghans were killed during an attack on a district center in Paktia. A suicide bomber killed four policemen and three civilians in Kabul. The Taliban killed five policemen during fighting in Jawzjan province. President Ashraf Ghani will sign a security pact with the US that will allow 10,000 troops to stay in country up until the end of 2016.




A suicide bomber detonated his car bomb at a police station in Paktia; casualties were not disclosed. The Taliban killed a civilian in a bombing in Takhar. The military claimed it killed 12 Taliban fighters during an operation in Faryab. At least six Taliban fighters escaped from a prison in Herat.




The Taliban beheaded 15 people, including family members of local police, in Ghazni. The Taliban are in control of much of Sangin district in Helmand. ISAF killed several Taliban commanders in an airstrike in Laghman. The military claimed it killed 55 Taliban fighters in Laghman.




The military claimed it killed 130 Taliban fighters during a month-long offensive in Kunduz; the Taliban are still said to control the district that was the target of the operation. The Taliban created the "Department of Prevention of Civilian Casualties." The Taliban kidnapped a district governor in Paktia.




The Afghan government claimed the US killed 11 civilians in an airstrike in Kunar. Security forces claimed to have killed 10 Taliban fighters in Kunduz; one security official was also killed. The Taliban killed five policemen in Laghman and another policeman in Kunar.




The Taliban killed a district police chief and two police officers in a suicide attack in Kandahar and six soldiers in an IED attack in Badakhshan. The Interior Ministry claimed 35 Taliban fighters were killed during operations throughout the country.




The military claimed it killed 48 Taliban fighters in Balkh and 15 more in Zabul. Two border policemen and three Taliban fighters were killed in Faryab. The Taliban killed a policeman in a suicide attack in Kandahar.




Fourteen security personnel and 19 heavily armed Taliban fighters were killed and another 154 people were wounded during a coordinated suicide assault on the NDS headquarters in Ghazni. The military claimed 81 Taliban fighters and seven security personnel were killed in a clearing operation in Helmand. The Taliban killed five soldiers in a suicide attack in Kunar.




A suicide bomber killed two policemen in Nangarhar. Ten Taliban fighters and a soldier were killed during clashes in Jawzjan. "Gunmen" assassinated a tribal leader in Herat.




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.