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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 The Red Cross has withdrawn some of its personnel after last week's suicide assault on its office in Jalalabad.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.




Thirteen Taliban fighters and four policemen were killed during clashes at police outposts in Nuristan. Afghan officials claimed that 33 Taliban fighters were killed in Badakhshan. ISAF helicopters gunned down six Haqqani Network fighters in Paktia.




The governor of Paktika claimed that 61 Taliban fighters were killed during operations near the Pakistani border. The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers and an ISAF civilian, and four Afghans in Uruzgan.




The Taliban denied that its fighters attacked a Red Cross office in Jalalabad with suicide four bombers. The Red Cross has suspended work in Afghanistan. Members of an anti-Taliban uprising in Ghazni claimed their group killed 25 enemy fighters. Afghan forces killed seven Taliban fighters in Logar.




Security forces killed three Taliban fighters in Kunduz while attempting to capture a Taliban commander involved in making suicide vests. The Taliban killed an ISAF soldier in the east. A US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar in 2012 will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.




The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide assault on the governor's compound in Panjshir; six memebrs of the assault team and a guard were killed. Three members of a suicide assault team and a guard were killed during an attack on a Red Cross office in Jalalabad.




Two Taliban infiltrators killed seven Afghan policemen in Kandahar. The Taliban killed five bodyguards for a wireless communications company executive in an IED attack in Kabul, three soldiers in Helmand, three policemen in Jawzjan and three more in Kandahar. The secretary for the chairman of the senate was gunned down in Nangarhar.




Afghan officials said that 15 Taliban fighters were killed during fighting in Farah. Coalition and Afghan forces killed 19 Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban gunned down a member of Logar's High Peace Council.




Eight Taliban fighters and four civilians were killed after a bomb detonated prematurely outside of a mosque in Ghazni; the Taliban had stopped to pray at the mosque. A suicide bomber killed only himself in a premature detonation in Kabul




A Taliban suicide assault team targeted a UN-linked NGO compound in Kabul; five Taliban fighters, a Nepalese guard, and an Afghan policemen were killed during the fighting, which lasted for seven hours. The Taliban killed four policemen in an attack in Helmand.




A suicide bomber killed seven people in an attack that targeted a local militia commander in Ghazni. Security forces killed 11 Taliban fighters in Kandahar and Herat, and two Haqqani Network commanders and three fighters in Paktia. ISAF claimed that the Afghan Air Force can conduct independent air operations.




The Taliban launched small-scale attacks against several police outposts in the Sangin district in Helmand province; 26 Taliban fighters, including "Pakistanis and Chechens," and 10 policemen were killed in the clashes over the past two days. Six security guards at a dam in Herat were killed in an IED attack. Eighty schoolgirls were poisoned in Faryab.




A Taliban suicide bomber killed the head of the provincial council in Baghlan and 13 Afghans. Security forces killed two Taliban fighters in Paktika and two more in Wardak.