Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
Yousuf Rasheed, CEO of the Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan, is killed by unknown gunmen in Kabul. His driver is also shot and later died of his wounds. It is the latest targeted killing of a prominent Afghan figure.
At least 14 security forces are killed across Afghanistan in attacks in Takhar, Badakhshan, and Kabul. The Taliban claims responsibility for the first two attacks but denies involvement in Kabul's. The group reiterated that it will not enter peace talks with the government until all prisoners are released.
Carrying coffins holding the beheaded bodies of seven ethnic Hazara, thousands of demonstrators from Afghanistan's different ethnic groups - Pashtun, Tajik, Uzbek, and Hazara - march on the Presidential Palace in Kabul, urging the government to take action against the rising violence against Afghan civilians. The murders, which the United Nations denounced as a potential war crime, have fueled a growing sense of insecurity since the Taliban briefly seized control of Kunduz in late September.
Many people are killed in two suicide bombings in Afghanistan, at least fifteen of which are killed in the capital Kabul when a suicide bomber from Hizb-i-Islami, a Taliban affiliate, targeted a convoy carrying foreign troops, injuring another 40.
Afghanistan commemorates Ahmad Shah Massoud, assassinated today eleven years ago according to the Afghan calendar, with a ceremony in Kabul on the national holiday of "Haftai Shahid" (Martyr Week). [http:--english.sina.com-world-2012-0908-504552.html (Sina)] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20140729011357-http:--bokhdinews.af-english-internal-7845-Afghans-commemorate-late-resistance-leader-Masoud (Bokhdi)] [http:--www.thefrontierpost.com-news-7916- ("The Frontier Post")]date=April 2020
A suicide attack attacks a Shiite shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul during the festival of Ashura, resulting in at least 50 people killed and hundreds injured. Hours later another attack takes place at Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least 4.