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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.
The Taliban killed seven children in an IED attack in Paktika and four civilians in bombings in Zabul and Kandahar. Security forces killed 10 Taliban fighters. The Afghan government is reportedly still balking over the language of the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US.
A suicide bomber killed two policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in Ghazni. The Taliban killed two more civilians in an IED attack in Helmand. Jalaluddin Haqqani eulogized his son, Nasiruddin. The US canceled a purchase of Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.