NATO's top official has played down the significance of the decision to suspend joint patrols with the Afghan army.
Speaking in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rassmussen said the measures are "prudent and temporary" to protect the risk to troops, but that the overall strategy had not changed.
Foreign Secretary William Hague insisted today that there had been 'no change' in strategy or tactics in Afghanistan.
Nato-led forces in Afghanistan are reportedly scaling back operations with Afghan forces after a wave of 'insider attacks'.
British soldiers are among those who have been killed in an "insider" attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police.