Roadside bombs and an ambush by the Taliban in their stronghold of Musa Qala, Afghanistan, kill 10 police officers.
Suspected Taliban insurgents fire a rocket into a hospital in Kunar, destroying COVID-19 vaccines and setting the hospital on fire. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid denies responsibility for the attack as the group gains more territory on the border with Tajikistan.
A seven-day "reduction of violence" between United States troops, Afghan troops, and the Taliban is due to start at midnight local time (19:30 UTC). If the partial truce is successful, a US–Taliban agreement on withdrawing American troops would be signed on February 29.
An Afghan soldier kills 3 U.S. troops and injures 1 other in Achin, Nangarhar Province. The Taliban claims responsibility, saying the Afghan soldier was one of several Taliban infiltrators in the Afghan Armed Forces.
Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani, is rescued in a joint operation by U.S. and Afghan forces three years after he was kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants.