Australia announces the deployment of 450 additional soldiers to the Afghanistan War.
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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.
Australian federal police raid the headquarters of the country's public broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, regarding the alleged publication of classified material in a 2017 report on allegations that Australian Special forces engaged in unlawful killings and gross misconduct in Afghanistan. The day before, police raided "Herald Sun" journalist Annika Smethurst's home regarding an alleged leak of national security information.
Taliban insurgents kill 13 and injure 55 people in an attack on a police headquarters in Puli Khumri, Afghanistan, using guns and suicide vests. The Taliban's high command recently rejected a ceasefire offer from the Afghan government.