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A suicide bomber detonated near a Coalition convoy in Farah, killing at least two civilians and wounding six others; a Coalition vehicle was damaged but no Coalition casualties were reported. Security forces in Takhar opened fire on protesters from the Mujahideen Council who are seeking the dismissal of local governmental officials. ISAF's Regional Command East announced that as of June 29, operational reports for the area will be released by Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Affairs or its Ministry of Defense, due to the handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces.
President Karzai described the opening of the Taliban's office in Qatar, with US assistance, as an "anti-Afghan conspiracy." He then called the Taliban his "brothers." The Afghan military claimed 36 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Ghazni and Wardak.
The Taliban killed five members of the Afghan Local Police in Faryab and two policemen in Nangarhar. Fifty schoolgirls were poisoned in Paktia. Seventeen Taliban fighters reconciled with the government in Herat.
The Taliban killed six policemen and 11 civilians in IED attacks in Kandahar and Uruzgan. A Taliban suicide assault team penetrated security at the presidential palace and CIA station in Kabul before being killed.
The Taliban killed seven policemen in Uruzgan, seven soldiers in Parwan, and two ISAF soldiers in the south. The Taliban denied that 46 of its fighters were killed in Parwan. The Taliban said it was given permission by the Qatari government to raise its flag at the "Political office of The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan."
The Afghan military has officially taken control of all combat operations in the country. The Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. Four US soldiers were killed in a rocket attack at Bagram Airbase. Three people were killed in a bombing that targeted a senior political leader in Kabul.
Afghan special forces killed five Taliban fighters in Farah. The NDS arrested two Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan suicide bombers and three operatives in Kunduz. Six Afghan Local Policemen in Badghis defected to the Taliban.
The interior ministry claimed that 50 Taliban fighters were killed in operations throughout Afghanistan. Six Afghan policemen were killed in a suspected insider attack in the Musa Qala district in Helmand.
The Taliban killed eight Afghan soldiers and four civilians in attacks throughout the country. Georgia is withdrawing its troops from three bases in Helmand after last week's suicide attack that killed seven soldiers.
A suicide bomber killed 16 civilians in an attack that targeted workers outside of Afghanistan's supreme court building in Kabul. The Taliban executed a man accused of kidnapping and murdering a child in Herat.
The Taliban launched suicide assaults in Kabul and Zabul; all 13 members of the two suicide teams were killed by police. The Taliban beheaded two boys in Kandahar and killed an ISAF soldier in the east.
Security forces killed two Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan fighters in Sar-i-Pul and captured four Pakistani fighters in Panjshir. ISAF denied that its forces killed children in an airstrike that targeted a Taliban commander in Badakhshan.
Two Afghan soldiers killed two US troops and a civilian adviser in an insider attack in Paktika. An Afghan Local Policeman killed seven of his colleagues in Helmand. An Afghan Local Police commander and several of his officers defected to the Taliban in Farah.
The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide attack on a base in Helmand that killed six Georgian soldiers and wounded nine more. Kandahar's police chief accused Iran of arming the Taliban. The governor of Kunar claimed a US drone strike killed four civilians, including three children.
Eight Taliban fighters were killed in a premature detonation in Zabul. The Taliban killed six civilians in IED attacks in Helmand. Six Taliban fighters and two children were killed in clashes in Kunduz. The Red Cross has withdrawn some of its personnel after last week's suicide assault on its office in Jalalabad.
A suicide bomber killed 11 students, two US soldiers, and a member of the Afghan Local Police in an attack in Paktia. The Taliban killed eight civilians in an IED attack in Laghman.