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Two prison guards and one Taliban fighter were killed in a jailbreak in Faryab that freed at least two prisoners. Six Taliban fighters and a commander, and two soldiers were killed in a military operation in Laghman. A US soldier who was wounded last weekend during fighting in Logar has died of his injuries.




A Taliban suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform killed six policemen in an attack at the Interior Ministry in Kabul. Afghan officials claimed that a Taliban suicide bomber killed 15 Taliban commanders in Ghazni. The Taliban claimed it has the plans for election security.




Five Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed in a Taliban suicide assault on the guest house of an American charity in Kabul. The Taliban killed five civilians in an IED attack in Helmand. The NDS broke up a suicide attack in Jawzjan.




The National Directorate of Security accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate of plotting last week's armed attack on the Serena hotel in Kabul. Security forces killed 14 Taliban fighters during operations in Nangarhar, Paktika, Zabul, and Farah provinces. A suicide bomber wounded two Afghan Local Police officers in an attack in Farah.




A suicide bomber killed 16 people in an attack in the middle of a crowd in Maimama, the capital of Faryab province. The suicide bomber apparently was going to attack a bank. A senior Taliban commander in Zabul reconciled with the government.




The Ministry of Defense said that four Afghan soldiers aided the Taliban in the Feb. 23 attack in Kunar that killed 21 soldiers. Security forces killed eight Taliban fighters during operations in Faryab, Ghor, Logar, and Zabul. In his last address to Parliament, President Karzai said that US troops should leave Afghanistan.




The Taliban killed nine civilians in separate attacks in Helmand province. Security forces killed 19 Taliban fighters, including three local commanders, in Farah, and eight more in operations in Kunar, Kunduz, Kandahar, Helmand, and Zabul. Vice President Fahim died of natural causes.




The US accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers during an airstrike in Logar province. The Taliban killed two people in a pressure-cooker IED attack in Faryab. Security forces killed two Taliban fighters and detained a "judge" in Sar-i-Pul.




The military claimed it killed 50 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar over the past five days. The Taliban killed three Turkmen border guards, and an Afghan intelligence officer in Helmand. NATO defense ministers said they are prepared to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.




A Taliban suicide bomber killed 10 people in an attack on a hotel in Uruzgan. The Taliban also killed three Afghans in Helmand. President Obama warned Afghan president Hamid Karzai that the US is prepared to withdraw all troops at the end of 2014 if the Bilateral Security Agreement is not signed.




The Taliban killed 20 Afghan soldiers and captured eight more after overrunning a military outpost in Kunar province. The attack may have been facilitated by Afghan soldiers sympathetic to the Taliban. The government denied that the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan executed 23 Pakistani Frontier Corps troops inside Afghanistan.




A Taliban suicide assault team killed two policemen in an attack on a police headquarters in Kabul province. Five civilians and a Taliban fighter were killed in clashes in Helmand. The US warned its citizens not to travel to Afghanistan.




A suicide bomber killed two civilians at a cultural center in Kabul. Yesterday, a suicide bomber targeted presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah. Pakistan claimed that the 23 Frontier Corps personnel who were executed by the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan were killed inside Afghanistan.




The military said it killed 45 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar and nine more fighters in Kunar. A suicide bomber killed six people in Kunduz. The Taliban claimed it shot down a US helicopter in Kandahar.




Two men wearing Afghan military uniforms killed two ISAF soldiers in Kapisa. Security forces killed 19 Taliban fighters in Nangarhar. The Taliban have established training camps in southern Helmand. The US added the owner of a hawala to its list of terrorist kingpins for supporting the Taliban.




US Forces-Afghanistan condemned the Afghan government's order to free 65 "dangerous individuals" from custody. "The primary weapon of choice for these individuals is the improvised explosive device," the statement said. The Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers in IED attacks.




The Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin claimed its suicide bomber killed two ISAF contractors in an attack in Kabul. An ISAF soldier was killed in a gunfight in eastern Afghanistan. The Afghan military said it killed 17 Taliban fighters and detained 16 more during operations nationwide.




The Taliban killed seven soldiers in an IED attack in Farah and wounded 11 people in a suicide bombing in Paktika. Control of the prison at Bagram has been transferred to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.




UNAMA said civilian casualties have increased by 14%; ISAF said that the Taliban are responsible for 90% of the civilian casualties. The incoming commander for ISAF Joint Command said that securing the elections is the number one priority. The Taliban killed one person in a bombing in Jalalabad.




Security forces killed a senior Taliban commander in Ghazni and three fighters in operations throughout the country. The National Directorate of Security captured two would-be Haqqani Network suicide bombers who were planning to attack presidential candidates in Kabul.