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A roadside bomb killed six civilians, including women and children, in Helmand province. At least 18 insurgents were killed following military operations by Afghan police forces during the past 24 hours. Afghan forces killed a suicide-bomber intending to attack the airport in Badghis.
The Taliban killed two ISAF soldiers in an IED attack in eastern Afghanistan yesterday. Security forces captured a Haqqani Network leader in Ghazni and a Taliban leader and several fighters in Helmand and Nangarhar.
President Hamid Karzai dismissed the March 2012 deadline he had set for the closure of private security firms, giving them until September 2013 to operate in the country. The US Special Operations commander who directed the operation that killed Osama bin Laden defended the unpopular night raids used against militants in Afghanistan. Germany, which has over 5,000 troops in Afghanistan, will withdraw 200 soldiers at the start of February 2012.