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Four police were killed and seven wounded in a bombing in Girshk in Helmand province. Police killed one Taliban and wounded two near Herat in western Afghanistan. Mullah Naqib, a powerful Afghan leader in Kandahar, died of a heart attack. Germany extended its mission in Afghanistan.
Eight Taliban fighters were killed and three capture, and four police were wounded in clashes in Kandahar's Zhari district. Coalition forces engaged 10 Taliban fighters in prepared positions in Zabul. The government freed five Taliban prisoners in exchange for a German and four Afghan hostages. The government shut down two private security firms; 10 more may be closed down.
The US airstrike in Paktika province killed 16 members of Tahir Yuldashev's Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The fighters were Chechen, Uzbek, and Pakistani; one Uzbek was captured. Four Taliban were captured in Paktia. A suicide bomber wounded three civilians in Lashkar Gah, while an IED attack killed an Australian soldier.
A suicide car bomb attack killed four Afghan civilians and one US soldier in Kabul today. This is the third suicide attack inside Kabul in eight days. The US is expanding the Bagram military base by one-third to accommodate more troops in country.
Mustafa Abu al Yazid, al Qaeda's commander in Afghanistan, released a video where he claimed Osama bin Laden is alive and the Taliban is winning on the battlefield. Mullah Mansour, the Taliban military leader, released a video praising suicide bombers.Twenty Taliban were killed in fighting in the Shah Wali Khot district in Kandahar. Two police were killed in Ghazni and five Dutch soldiers were wounded in Uruzgan.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 13 and wounded 10 in an attack on a bus in Kabul. Eight police, a woman, and her baby were killed in the attack, which was the second major suicide bombing in Kabul in four days. The US is offering rewards of $200,000 for mid-level Taliban and al Qaeda leaders, and posting the notices in Afghan villages.
NATO and Afghan forces killed 20 Taliban in Helmand province. Two Taliban were killed, one wounded, and six captured in Zabul province. Police captured an IED maker in Nangarhar. The Taliban murdered a 15-year-old boy for possessing US money; the Taliban stuffed the bills in his mouth and hung him from a tree.
President Hamid Karzai offered to negotiate with Mullah Omar and said he would give the Taliban a government ministry; the Taliban rejected the offer. The Taliban released its Constitution of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The French deployed a squadron of Mirage 2000D air-to-ground fighters at Kandahar Airfield.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 27 Afghan soldiers and wounded 21 in an attack on a bus in Kabul. Police arrested six Taliban fighters in Ghazni province. The Afghan government negotiated for the release of four captured Red Cross workers; they have been freed from captivity.
The Taliban said it mistakenly kidnapped four Red Cross workers, and would release them shortly. Two Danish soldiers were killed during an attack on their base in Helmand province. A battalion of The Royal Gurkha Rifles has deployed to Helmand.
Taliban spokesman Yousuf Ahmadi and his brother were captured in Helmand province. Spain will not send troops to Afghanistan, while Norway declined putting its troops in combat situations. The UK will deploy a company of Royal Marines Commandos.
Afghan Army soldiers, backed by advisors, killed 104 Taliban during a battle near Musa Qala Wadi in Helmand province, and NATO forces killed another 65 in a battle in Uruzgan. British Special Boat Service commandos helped free two captured Italian soldiers. A suicide bomber killed five police in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province.
Twelve Taliban fighters were killed in Uruzgan province as they used children as human shields. Over 2,500 troops launched an offensive in the Girshk district. Both the UN and Germany extended the Afghan missions. NATO's senior commander in Afghanistan said Iran's military knew of a major arms shipment captured at the border in Farah province.
Afghan and NATO forces killed 27 Taliban in fighting in Helmand and Ghazni province. Three police were killed in a suicide attack in Ghazni province. The governor of Ghazni claimed two Taliban commanders involved in the kidnapping of South Koreans were killed. President Karzai urged Canada to extend its mission beyond 2009, while Poland extended for another year.
US forces captured Inayatullah, a senior al Qaeda leader and Afghan national, earlier this year and have moved him to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Over 10 Taliban fighters were killed after attacking a joint Afghan-British patrol in Helmand province. Nine Taliban were captured in Kandahar. A US airstrike killed at least one Taliban fighter in a village east of Kabul that facilitates "Arab, Chechen and Taliban" terrorists. The Taliban kidnapped a Bangladeshi aid worker south of Kabul.
Afghan and British forces killed "several" Taliban and captured two during a raid in the Garmsir district in Helmand province. The newly-formed Afghan National Army Commandos conducted their first mission in the Sherzad district of Nangahar Province; three Taliban were captured.
The Afghan government is investigating a Taliban offer to negotiate a peace agreement. Afghan and British forces killed seven Taliban fighters and wounded eight during an operation in the Sangin District of Helmand province.