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A suicide assault team killed nine children in a failed attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. No group has claimed credit for the attack. The Haqqani Network, backed by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, has conducted attacks on Indian interests in the past.
Afghan officials claimed that 76 Taliban fighters, 22 policemen, and seven civilians were killed during two days of fighting in Nangarhar province; the Taliban claimed 84 policemen were killed. The Taliban killed a senior Afghan Army officer in Logar, three soldiers in Badghis, a policeman and two civilians in Faryab, and seven civilians in Kandahar.
The Taliban killed an Afghan Local Police commander, two officers, and six civilians in a bombing in Zabul. More than 80 British military advisers assisted the Afghan military in an operation to keep the Taliban from retaking control of the Sangin district in Helmand.
The Afghan military claimed that more than 100 Taliban fighters and nine Afghan soldiers were killed during an operation to clear the Taliban from areas of Logar and Paktia. The Taliban killed three civilians in an IED attack in Farah and an ISAF soldier in a firefight in central Afghanistan.
The government claimed that ISAF killed 45 Taliban fighters in an airstrike in Helmand; ISAF claimed it killed 17 in Nimroz. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in Khost and wounded the governor of Samagan province.
Nine Taliban fighters and two security personnel were killed in Logar. The Taliban killed four people in bombings in Kunduz and Jawzjan, and captured 12 policemen in Zabul; the incident was facilitated by an insider.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed three US soldiers and a translator in Wardak; the Taliban claimed it killed 31 US soldiers in two suicide attacks in Wardak and Ghazni. Eight Afghan soldiers and six Taliban fighters were killed in separate attacks.
Five Taliban fighters and two members of the Afghan Local Police were killed in fighting in Laghman. The Taliban killed four soldiers in an IED attack in Zabul. Taliban members are eligible to receive voting identification cards. Denmark pulled the last of its combat troops from Afghanistan, well ahead of the planned withdrawal date of the end of 2014. About 300 Danish troops will remain for training and security purposes.
The Taliban killed 15 people, including seven policemen and a intelligence official, in a series of attacks in Helmand province, and eight more civilians in bombings in Kandahar and Paktia. Security forces killed 19 Taliban fighters during two separate raids in Herat.
The Taliban killed seven Afghan soldiers and the brother of President Karzai's national security advisor in separate attacks. Afghan officials claimed that 15 Taliban fighters were killed in an ISAF airstrike in Logar. A district chief in Nangarhar was dismissed after complaining about the rise of Taliban activity in the province.
Afghan officials claimed that 20 Taliban fighters were killed during operations in Ghazni and Paktia. An Afghan soldier who killed a Slovakian soldier last week escaped from prison with the aid of his supervisor. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east.
Security forces killed 12 Pakistani Taliban fighters during a raid on a compound in Kandahar's Arghistan district. Ten more Taliban fighters, including two "foreigners," were killed in an airstrike in Logar.
The Taliban killed three civilians and two policemen in two separate IED attacks in Helmand province. The Obama administration's top spokesman confirmed that the "zero option," where no US troops would be stationed in Afghanistan after 2014, is still being considered.
The Taliban killed 17 women and children in an IED attack in Herat and gunned down a tribal leader in Uruzgan. A Slovakian soldier was killed and 3 more were wounded in an insider attack at Kandahar Air Field.
The military said that 14 Afghan soldiers were killed in attacks and bombings in Helmand, Kandahar, Paktika, Kabul, and Kunar. Security forces killed 18 Taliban fighters during a clash in Jawzjan province.
The Taliban killed six schoolchildren in an IED attack in Helmand, the senior female police officer in Helmand in a shooting outside of her home, a police officer in Nangarhar, and an ISAF soldier in the west. Three aid workers were kidnapped in Herat.