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ISAF forces killed four Taliban and wounded two in a clash in the Sangin district of Helmand province. A suicide bomber killed the chief of Zari district in Kandahar province along with two of his children; three of his children were wounded. ISAF forces killed five civilians and wounded three during a clash with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. ISAF created Regional Battle Group South, which "can be deployed to support operations in Kandahar, Zabol, Oruzgan or Helmand." Britain plans to increase troops and aid to Afghanistan.
Pakistan said it reinforced the border in Kurram agency to prevent al Qaeda and Taliban fighters from escaping the battle at Tora Bora. Police captured eight Taliban behind a weapons ring smuggling missiles into Kabul. South Korea and the Taliban resumed direct talks to negotiate the release of the 19 remaining hostages.
US and Afghan forces launched an offensive in Tora Bora. Three Germans were killed in an IED attack outside Kabul. The Attorney General ordered the arrest of a senior official of the Interior Ministry on charges of embezzlement.
Fighting in eastern Afghanistan resulted in over two dozen Taliban fighters and four NATO soldiers killed. A clash between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Qal-e-Naw on Friday resulted in 20 Taliban fighters and seven Afghan troops killed.
Four Taliban were killed and two captured during two assaults on Firebase Anaconda in Uruzgan province on Saturday. Five Canadian soldiers were lightly wounded in an IED attack in Kandahar. The Taliban claimed it will release two South Korean hostages.
NWFP Governor Jan Aurkzai told the Pak-Afghan peace jirga that peace will not be achieved without negotiating with the Taliban. The Afghan Army, backed by Coalition advisors and air support, defeated a large Taliban ambush on a patrol near the town of Washir in Helmand Province. Ten Taliban were confirmed killed and dozens others are believed to be killed or wounded. Six suspected Taliban were captured in the Jadran district of Paktia province.
South Korea said it would withdraw its aid workers from the country, an Afghan news outlet reported. The Afghan Army said it was prepared to attack the Taliban to free the Korean hostages. A found surface-to-air missile may have been intended for use in a civilian airliner attack.
Over two dozen Taliban fighters were killed after their frontal attack on a firebase in Uruzgan was repelled by US and Afghan forces. Twenty more Taliban fighters were killed after attacking police checkpoints in Kandahar and Zabul. The Taiban may swap South Korean hostages for captured female Taliban supporters.
Six police in Kunar province and four police in Logar province were killed in Taliban attacks. Four Afghan workers were kidnapped in Kunar. A suicide bomber killed three civilians in an attack on an ISAF convoy.
[UPDATE2] The NATO airstrikes in the district of Baghran in Helmand province resulted in two Taliban commanders killed, including Mullah Rahim. Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, the new commander of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, was a target. He was said to be attending a rally and beheading of a "US spy."
The Taliban claimed to have kidnapped an Indian engineer working in Baghlan province. The Taliban and South Korean are seeking a venue to conduct negotiations for the release of the 21 Korean hostages. Afghan authorities are investigating claims that 200 civilians were killed in an airstrike that targeted two Taliban commanders in the Baghran district in Helmand province.
Afghan security forces found the body of the second South Korean kidnapping victim near Ghazni city, while the Taliban threaten to resume killings by noon tomorrow. A suicide car bomber wounded six while attacking a NATO convoy outside of Kabul. The Taliban attempted to hijack a U.N. food shipment in Farah province.
The Taliban claimed to have executed the second South Korean hostage after the latest deadline past. Twenty-one more hostages are in custody. The government sacked the provincial police chiefs of Daykundi and Wardak provinces.
The Taliban fired their first heat-seeking anti-aircraft missile on a U.S. C-130 flying in southwestern Nimroz province. The SA-7 was believed to have been smuggled from Iran. A former Taliban member and tribal leaders are negotiating with the Taliban for the release of the 22 Korean hostages.
U.S. and Afghan forces killed 25 Taliban in Nuristan province; 2 U.S. troops were killed and 13 wounded during the fight in a district that borders Pakistan. The U.K. may deploy more troops to Afghanistan as they increase their presence in Helmand province.
Afghan and U.S. forces killed over 50 Taliban fighters after being ambushed in Musa Qala; another ten Taliban were killed in Kandahar. The South Korean envoy said the Taliban "will be held accountable" for murdering a Korean hostage, while the Taliban argues over the terms of release. Al Qaeda is playing an increasing role in leading and coordinating Taliban attacks.