- AAP via News Limited
- A suicide car bomber kills one person and injures fourteen others near the Australian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- United States President Barack Obama authorizes the deployment of 12,000 more soldiers into the Afghanistan War.
- Trooper Mark Donaldson of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment is awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the War in Afghanistan.
- A suicide bomber kills 13 people and injures more than 30 others at an election rally in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis makes an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, to attempt to discuss peace with the Taliban, which has declined such talks with the Afghan government.