The Taliban overran the Gulistan district center in Farah province; thirty Taliban, four police and six civilians were killed in the fighting. Afghan intelligence captured three Pakistani Taliban trainers traveling from Uruzgan to Kandahar. Six Taliban were captured in Kandahar City. An Afghan intelligence chief and three officers were killed in an IED attack in the Qarghai district of Laghman province.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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