The attack on the city of Kunduz was condemned by the UN assistance mission, which said it deliberately targeted civilian officials.
A report by the UNAMA and UN Human Rights Office states that 3,804 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in 2018, the highest ever, and a majority of the killings were by the anti-government forces, including the Taliban and the Islamic State
Over 27,000 people were trapped as over 1,000 Taliban fighters stormed the city of Ghazni. Staff at hospitals warn of an emergency due to the shortage of medicines
As many as 20 soldiers and a US trooper were killed in the attack on July 12
Among those killed was Avtar Singh Khalsa, the only Sikh candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections in October