The United States urges the Taliban to include former president Hamid Karzai and former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the formation of the new inclusive government.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
Islamic State kill a Sikh and a Taliban member in an attack on a gurdwara in Kabul.
Four Taliban members are killed and another is injured when their vehicle is hit by a roadside bomb in Nangarhar Province.
A bomb explodes at the entrance of the Daoud Khan Military Hospital in Kabul, followed by gunfire and a second explosion. At least 25 people are killed and more than 50 others are wounded. Four of the attackers are killed and a fifth is arrested by the Taliban.
Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen rules out cooperation with the United States to fight the insurgency of IS–K in Afghanistan, saying that the Taliban "will be able to tackle Daesh independently".
ISIL–K leader Mawlawi Ziya ul-Haq is killed and more than 80 fighters are arrested during Taliban raids in the eastern Nangarhar Province. The raids are carried out as ISIL-K has killed several people during attacks in Jalalabad in recent days.
The Taliban-appointed defense minister of Afghanistan Mohammad Yaqoob orders a crackdown on those members of the Taliban who commit abuses following reports by Kabul residents who complained about abusive treatment by certain Taliban members. Yaqoob says that "We direct you to keep them out of your ranks, otherwise strict action will be taken against you," and added that the Taliban does not "want such people in our ranks."
The Taliban repeats its claim of having captured all of Panjshir Province, releasing footage of Taliban militants in front of the gubernatorial palace in Bazarak, the capital of the province. The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan continues to deny the Taliban's claims.
Afghan LGBT rights activist Hamid Zaher reports that a young Afghan man seeking support on social media to leave the country was tricked by Taliban members who raped and beat him. Zaher says that this violence was already common under the governments of Hamid Karzai and Ashraf Ghani and that the Taliban will use the same tactics to persecute homosexuals. Zaher also expressed concern that many other gay men in the country could be similarly deceived by the Taliban.
Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Russia and the Netherlands end their evacuation flights from Hamid Karzai International Airport ahead of a Taliban ultimatum to leave by August 31. Several shots are fired in the direction of an Italian military plane as it was departing the airport, although the airplane was not the intended target and no casualties or damage have been reported.
President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai's senior adviser says the government has commenced talks with some Taliban leaders.