A roadside bomb kills six NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan.
Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen warns that all foreign troops must leave Afghanistan before a NATO deadline on September 11 amid reports that the U.S. military plans to keep 1,000 troops in Kabul in order to protect both its embassy and the Hamid Karzai International Airport.
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.
Médecins Sans Frontières held memorials around the globe Tuesday, the one month anniversary of the bombing, to reaffirm their request for an independent investigation. U.S. officials resist an independent probe, pledging that the three investigations underway, by the Pentagon, NATO, and Afghan officials, will be thorough and transparent. Thomas Nierle, head of MSF Switzerland, told AFP that he had little hope the inquiries would ultimately see any wrongdoers punished.
Two people are killed and ten injured after a NATO helicopter explodes just after landing in eastern Afghanistan. [http:--www.mercurynews.com-nation-world-ci_16316102?nclick_check=1 (AP via "San Jose Mercury News")]date=August 2019
A convoy of at least 27 fuel tankers headed for NATO forces in Afghanistan is attacked in Pakistan's Sindh province. [http:--www.mercurynews.com-news-ci_16222637?nclick_check=1 (AP via Silicon Valley Mercury News)]date=August 2019