A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan:
- Mawlawi Abdul Ghafar, the Taliban-designated shadow district governor of Almar district, was killed in an airstrike in Faryab, the Defense Ministry said;
- A Taliban infiltrator killed 3 government troops in the Gizab district of Urozgan province, the Taliban said;
- The Taliban conducted a large-scale attack on government forces’ positions in the Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province. The group claimed that 20 government troops were killed, 25 others were injured;
- 7 government troops were killed in clashes with the Taliban in the Nahri Saraj district of Helmand province, the Taliban claimed.