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The Taliban killed two Afghan security personnel and five civilians in a bombing in Nimroz. A Georgian soldier has gone missing in Helmand province. Foreign Minister Zalmai Rasool said the ANSF is not prepared to take over security in 2014.
Britain will withdraw 3,800 troops by the end of 2013. An Afghan policeman killed four of his fellow officers in an insider attack in Kandahar. A US Defense Department report says since the adoption of measures to prevent insider attacks, 90 percent of operations in Afghanistan have returned to normal.
Security forces captured a Taliban facilitator involved in the Dec. 2 attack on the US airbase in Jalalabad. The Afghan military claimed that 23 Taliban fighters were killed during operations over the past two days.
President Karzai said US and NATO troops should withdraw from Afghan villages as soon as possible. Security forces detained three Taliban commanders and 50 fighters in Nangarhar, and a senior Taliban commander and several fighters in Sar-i-Pul.