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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.
Four Nepalese security guards and three Afghans were killed in a Taliban suicide assault in Kabul. Three Taliban fighters and a member of the Afghan Local Police were killed in a clash in Kunduz. The Taliban killed three civilians in an IED attack in Farah.
The Ministry of the Interior said that more than 300 Afghan policemen were killed during the month of June. The Taliban killed a district police chief in an IED attack in Baghlan. The NDS killed a suicide bomber in Kabul and captured a Pakistani suicide bomber in Nangarhar.
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.