Four men who kidnapped a businessman and his son in Herat are shot dead by Taliban police during a gunfight. The bodies of the kidnappers have been hanged in public, in an apparent warning to others to not commit similar crimes.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
One person is killed and several more are injured after a militant bombs a money exchange hub in Kabul, Afghanistan. While the Taliban says that ten people were injured, the city's emergency hospital counts an injury toll of 59.
Five people are killed and four others are injured when a bomb explodes at the entrance to Id Gah Mosque in Kabul, during the funeral of Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid's mother. Three suspects are arrested.
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."
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid downplays the presence of ISIL in Afghanistan, as analysts say that ISIL is using the same urban warfare tactics previously used by the Taliban to fight the Western-backed Afghan government's forces. After the attack against Kabul airport last month, the Taliban has vowed to capture the leader of ISIL in Afghanistan.
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.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says that yesterday's airstrike by the United States killed civilians and that if "there was any potential threat in Afghanistan, it should have been reported to us, not an arbitrary attack that has resulted in civilian casualties".