Two U.S. marines were killed when their helicopter crashed while on a mission to resupply a special forces unit. This brings to 19 the number of Americans killed in the Afghanistan war. Only a third of the deaths have been as a result of combat.
Five Taliban officials were arrested while trying to sneak into Kabul. The men had been hiding in the countryside since the Taliban fled Kabul two months ago.
The search for former Taliban supreme leader Mohammed Omar continues, with the Afghan search parties looking in to the north of Kandahar and in a region to the southeast of the city.