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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.

The US killed 15 Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Logar. The strike was said to have been carried out by a drone. The Taliban killed two people in a motorcycle bombing in Logar.

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.

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.

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.

The defense minister claimed that 146 Taliban fighters, 39 civilians, and 18 soldiers were killed during election day violence. A Taliban suicide assault team killed three policemen in an attack in Kandahar; seven members of the Taliban team were killed in the attack. The Taliban killed 11 civilians in an IED attack in Samangan.

A Taliban suicide bomber killed three Afghan Local Police officers in Ghazni. The Taliban killed seven civilians in an IED attack in Faryab. The US is secretly transferring some of the non-Afghan prisoners held at Bagram to their home countries.

Five US special operations soldiers and an Afghan soldier were killed during fighting in Zabul; they are thought to have been killed in an accidental airstrike by ISAF attack aircraft. ISAF killed 10 Taliban fighters, including Pakistanis, in an airstrike in Kunar. The Taliban killed eight de-miners in Logar and four civilians in an IED attack in Farah, and kidnapped 35 people at a university in Ghazni. Illegal opium production increased by 50 percent since last year; more than $3 billion in profit was made from the drug.

Security officials said that the Taliban killed three soldiers in IED attacks, and 13 Taliban fighters died in premature detonations in Sar-i-Pul and Helmand. Security officials also accused the Lashkar-e-Taiba of launching the suicide attack that targeted presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah.

The Taliban killed seven civilians and five security personnel in yesterday's suicide attack and bombing that targeted presidential candidate Abdullah's car. Security forces killed four Taliban commanders in Helmand. Four Afghan soldiers and 27 Taliban fighters were killed during clashes throughout the country.