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Afghan and Coalition forces killed five Taliban fighters and detained one more in Laghman province. The Afghan Army plans to send up to 10,000 troops to the south. Germany will not send any additional soldiers to Afghanistan to support the US surge of forces.
Ten Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Kunar. Afghan and Coalition forces killed a Haqqani Network fighter in Paktia and five Taliban fighters in Helmand, and detained a Taliban commander and a major drug trafficker and his bodyguards in Helmand. Three Taliban fighters were killed in a premature detonation in Helmand.
The Taliban killed three people in a suicide attack in Paktika and a child in a grenade attack in Nangarhar. US and Afghan forces detained a Haqqani Network facilitator in Khost and eight Taliban fighters in Ghazni.
Fifty Taliban fighters surrendered to the government in Baghlan. The Taliban killed a former mujahedeen commander and former mayor of Kunduz City. The US is investigating claims of civilian deaths in Laghman province; the governor said four Taliban fighters and 11 civilians were killed in the Dec. 7 operation.