A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his payload at the entrance of a government building in Dand near Qandahar, killing 2 policemen and a civilian.
Aljazeera English reports on Taliban activities near Qandahar and speculates that the movement is aiming to come back into the city of its birth. The report quotes a member of the Taliban saying that Obama is no different than Bush and that both are longstanding enemies of his group. The piece also alleges that the Taliban in that area are making over $300 million a year from drug smuggling. $1.5 billion worth of poppy seeds that were to become heroin were seized on Monday.