Jan. 6 Faryab Province: five civilians killed
Five civilians were killed in American drone strikes that were targeting the house of a Taliban commander in the Toqizdarak village of Qorghan District. Ten Taliban fighters were also killed in the airstrikes.
Eleven Taliban fighters were killed in American airstrikes in Qara Gholi and Geldi villages of Almar District. A Taliban commander was also among those killed.
Jan. 6 Baghlan Province: five police officers killed
The Taliban hit a Humvee transporting Afghan police forces with a rocket in Doshi District, killing five police officers, including Capt. Fawad Atayi, the deputy of the highway police battalion.
Jan. 6 Jowjzan Province: four militia members killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Aliabad village of Faizabad district, killing four pro-government militia members, including their commander. The outpost was captured by insurgents, but it was later retaken by reinforcements.
Jan. 6 Ghazni Province: three police officers killed
Three police officers were killed and four others were wounded in a Taliban attack on a police outpost in the Zargar area of Ghazni City, the provincial capital. Insurgents were pushed back by security forces.
Jan. 5 Farah Province: one government employee and part-time journalist killed
Thirteen people were arrested by the Taliban on the outskirts of Farah City, the provincial capital. They were suspected of being government employees. Javeed Noori, who was a government employee and a journalist for a local radio station, was killed on the spot, after he was recognized by the Taliban.
Jan. 5 Kandahar Province: one civilian and 16 border forces killed
An employee of the Kandahar provincial court was shot and killed in Kandahar City by unknown armed men, who were on motorcycle and escaped after the attack.