A battle erupts as the Taliban attacks the Kandahar Air Field, the main NATO base in southern Afghanistan. The battle lasts an hour, after which the Taliban flee.
Taliban forces assaulted a United States air base in Afghanistan amidst peace talks between the two parties. The attackers killed two civilians and injured another 80 people using two car bombs and guns. The attackers were successfully repelled by a NATO mission present at the base along with support from US fighter aircraft.
Six insurgents kill at least 18 people, including 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners, in a 13-hour gun battle. The Afghan Interior Ministry says that the siege ended when the last gunman was shot dead. NATO reports that "no foreign troops" died. The Taliban claim that they sent five suicide bombers armed with hand grenades and AK-47 assault rifles. The Afghan government blames the attack on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network.
NATO claims to have killed two Taliban leaders in fighting in the Afghanistan War while a soldier was lost in fighting during an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan. [http:--www.washingtonexaminer.com-breaking-nato-2-afghan-insurgent-leaders-killed-1-captured-service-member-dies-in-militant-attack-104844584.html (AP via "Washington Examiner")]date=August 2019