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Afghan elders want President Karzai to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement; Karzai insisted it wouldn't be signed until after elections in April 2014. Police killed five Taliban fighters. Two people were killed in a bombing in Nangarhar. A border policemen killed two of his colleagues in Kandahar.
Seven Taliban fighters were killed in a premature detonation inside a mosque in Nangarhar. The Afghan government accused ISAF of killing two civilians in a night raid; ISAF said the two people killed were Taliban fighters. The Taliban killed an Afghan soldier in an IED attack in Khost.
President Karzai rejected a US ultimatum to approve the Bilateral Security Agreement by the end of the year. Security forces killed 12 Taliban fighters during operations in Kabul, Balkh, Wardak, Logar, Nimroz, Kandahar, and Helmand. "Gunmen" kidnapped and then executed two health workers in Helmand.
Analysis: Targeted killing of Haqqani leaders a successful tactic that falls short of an effective strategyThe recent deaths of top Haqqani Network leaders Nasiruddin Haqqani and Ahmad Jan will hurt the organization, but without a comprehensive strategy to fight jihadist groups beyond the tactic of targeted killings, will not lead to its collapse.
President Karzai wants to delay signing the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US until after elections in April 2014. Seven Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Nuristan. The Taliban killed four people in a possible suicide attack in Kandahar. Police captured a teenaged suicide bomber in Khost.