Twelve people are killed and over 80 injured by two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Afghan general and Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq Achakzai is assassinated by one of his bodyguards during a high-level meeting inside the governor's compound with U.S. general Austin S. Miller. Gen. Miller escaped unharmed according to officials while the governor was critically injured. The Taliban claims responsibility.
At least 39 people are killed and more than 70, including the groom, are wounded as an explosion rips through an evening wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar. Television appeals are transmitted for blood donations.