War in Afghanistan: Approximately 60 Taliban and six North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) troops die in two days of heavy fighting.
Afghan and US-led troops have killed more than 60 Taliban rebels in two days of fierce fighting, while six NATO soldiers died in separate clashes, officials say.
- AFP via ABC News Australia
- At least 11 Afghan civilians are killed and 16 wounded when a NATO helicopter attacked a house where Taliban insurgents had taken shelter in Logar Province, east of Kabul.
- A suicide bomber kills five people at the entrance of a Kabul Bank subsidiary near the Embassy of the United States in Kabul. The Taliban claims their attack targeted soldiers and police withdrawing their salaries.
- Officials announce that Afghan security forces have retaken Nawa District from the Taliban.
- The Afghan government claims that Taliban leader Mohammad Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan of natural causes.
- President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai meets with Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, to discuss plans for the Taliban to open an office in Doha in order to help solve the conflict in Afghanistan.
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirms holding unofficial talks with Taliban "for quite some time" in order to end the nine-year war.
- An Australian Special Air Service Regiment soldier Jason Brown, is killed in fighting the Taliban in northern Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai demands that the United States halt airstrikes in the war against the Taliban.
- Taliban militants destroy 12 NATO trucks in Peshawar, Pakistan.
- War in Afghanistan: Scores of Taliban are killed in heavy fighting in the Kandahar and Arghandab regions of Afghanistan.