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The government released 36 prisoners from Bagram jail; the Helmand governor said he had taken up their cases with the High Peace Council. Joint forces arrested Haqqani Network leaders and operatives in Logar, Khost, and Paktika provinces. The foreign ministry rejected Taliban demands for the revision of the Afghan constitution and the formation of a transitional government.
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.