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Forty Taliban fighters, 23 policemen, and five civilians were killed during fighting in Nuristan. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban leaders and fighters in Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Ghazni, Khost, Paktia, Wardak, Sar-i-Pul, and Kunduz. The Taliban kidnapped 24 de-miner workers in Farah. Nine members of a flight crew were killed when an Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane crashed.