- Taliban insurgents seize control of the strategic town of Sangin in the southern Helmand Province after a year-long battle with Afghan security forces.
- A suicide bombing kills at least 14 people, mostly police officers, in Lashkargah, Helmand Province, as Taliban insurgents advance upon the Afghan city.
- Taliban militants attack government offices in the southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, with at least 10 killed, including seven of the attackers.
- At least ten Afghan police officers are killed in a Taliban attack on checkpoints in Helmand Province.
- Security forces eliminated 25 Taliban militants in their former stronghold Nad Ali district of southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan.