A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan:
- A US contractor was captured by the Taliban in Khost province last week, Newsweek claims;
- 12 civilians were killed or injured in mortar shelling in the province of Farah;
- The Taliban said that 20 government fighters were killed or injured in recent clashes in the Saydabad district of Wardak province;
- The Taliban allegedly ambushed a government forces convoy on the Jawzjan-Saripul highway. 6 people were reportedly killed.
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