According to a statement by the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan 24 were killed in different provinces, including 13 Islamic State militants, .
The Taliban have killed six Afghan security personnel whilst they traveled to Kunduz. It is said that Taliban forces abducted 200 passengers though all but 26 of them were freed.
Taliban Supreme Council (Shura) has selected Maulavi Haibatullah Akhwand as new Taliban emir following the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan .
Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, leader of the Taliban, has been killed by a US drone only miles away from Quetta, Pakistan. His death, which has been confirmed by several Taliban sources comes only a year after the Islamist organisation confirmed the death of former leader Mullah Omer in 2015.