War in Afghanistan (2015-present)
The U.S.-led coalition dispatches American troops to Kunduz to help Afghan forces combat Taliban militants.
The American soldiers were sent to “train, advise and assist” the Afghan military’s bid to retake the city.
- The Washington Post
- War in Afghanistan (2015-present): Battle of Kunduz: The U.S.-led coalition dispatches American troops to Kunduz to help Afghan forces combat Taliban militants.
- The U.S.-led coalition dispatches American troops to Kunduz to help Afghan forces combat Taliban militants.
- The United Nations mission in Afghanistan reports 289 civilians were killed ("301 with MSF update") and 559 injured during fighting in Kunduz between Taliban militants and Afghan National Security Forces in September and October. The U.N. says these numbers include casualties from the friendly-fire attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital and noted the totals were likely to rise as more information becomes available.
- Taliban militants attack an Afghan National Army base in Shah Wali Kot District, Kandahar Province, killing at least 15 soldiers.
- The Taliban launches an offensive entering the city of Kunduz which they briefly captured last year.
- Suspect Taliban militants kill nine and kidnap 170 in an attack on three passenger buses in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
- Heavy fighting continues in the north of Afghanistan as Taliban fighters intensify their attacks in several districts around Kunduz in their bid to retake the city. According to a police chief, militants overnight attacked several police checkpoints in the southwest outskirts of the city while government forces repelled a major attack to the east of Kunduz.