The Interior Ministry claimed it killed 37 Taliban fighters during operations throughout the country. Six security personnel and six Taliban fighters were killed during clashes in Kunduz. The Taliban killed five civilians in Nangarhar. The Taliban claimed that 65 security personnel joined their ranks in Nuristan and Sar-i-Pul.
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