War in Afghanistan (2001-present)
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
- A BBC study finds that, October 2017 lc=y, the Taliban presently maintains control of or has some territorial presence in 70% of Afghanistan, with full control of 14 districts (totaling 4% of the country) and demonstrating an open physical militant presence in 263 others (encompassing the remaining 66% of the group's occupied territory).
- 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.