Afghan LGBT rights activist Nemat Sadat and an unnamed gay man in Kabul both report that the Taliban beheaded the man's boyfriend on the same day that they entered the city. Sadat said that while women are only executed if they commit adultery, homosexuals face an "automatic death sentence based on their mere existence".
Co-leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan and self-proclaimed president Amrullah Saleh criticizes the United States for its withdrawal and for its demand last year of releasing Taliban prisoners as part of the negotiations. Saleh says that the Taliban's rule "won't last long" and appeals to the European Union for support.
U.S. President Joe Biden, in an address to the nation, says that the evacuation of American citizens will continue despite the terrorist attacks. He also vows that the U.S. will avenge the deaths of the 13 service members killed in the attacks by "hunting down" those responsible and "making them pay".