War in Afghanistan
The Taliban kills six security forces and injures another six in Imam Sahib District, Kunduz Province.
A Taliban militant is stabbed by protestors in Asadabad while celebrating Independence Day. Fellow Taliban militants open fire on the crowd after the stabbing, killing two people and wounding eight others. Additionally, two people are injured during a protest in Jalalabad.
The Taliban captures the capitals of the Kunduz, Takhar, and Sar-e Pol provinces. In Kunduz, the Taliban seize key government buildings, leaving the government forces only in control of the airport. In Takhar, the Taliban seize Taloqan, and heavy fighting was reported as the Taliban intensifies its offensive in the north. In Sar-e Pol, the Taliban drive government forces out of the main military base.
Intense fighting between Taliban insurgents and government forces kills 28 civilians and injures another 290 during the past week, according to the head of a hospital in Kunduz, with the majority of the dead being children, women and elderly people. The Taliban has moved beyond its southern strongholds and has intensified the fighting in the north, according to military experts.
The Taliban seizes control of Shir Khan Bandar, a town that contains Afghanistan's main border crossing into Tajikistan.
Three security personnel are killed in a car bombing near Kabul. The Taliban claims responsibility for the attack.
At least nine security personnel are killed in Kunduz, near the border with Tajikistan, when Taliban insurgents simultaneously attack two checkpoints.
Taliban militants kill at least eight security force members in Sahib District, Kunduz Province.
The Taliban kills four Afghan soldiers and four police officers in Aliabad District, Kunduz Province. Five soldiers and two police are also injured in the attack. In Helmand Province, the Taliban kills at least three security forces and injures another three.
The Pentagon says a U.S. soldier has been killed in combat. The Taliban claim a roadside bomb in Char Dara District, Kunduz Province was responsible.
The Taliban captures Camp Chenaya, an Afghan Army base in Ghormach District, Faryab Province.