A council of Muslim clerics in Afghanistan denounce a call for jihad from the remnants of the Taliban against U.S. forces in that country. In retaliation the Taliban will assassinate several clerics who take part in this decision.
The edit released by Kandahar's Ulema-u-Shura, or Clerics' Council, says of the Taliban:
"They are saying that foreign troops have captured our country and they are calling to start a jihad against them. Just by using the name of jihad, they are killing as many people as they want. Respected Muslim brothers, you know the situation: you are witnesses that the president of our country is a Muslim, and his vice presidents and all members of the cabinet and government authorities are Muslims. No one has said you should stop going to the mosque or stop praying, so for what reason is this a place of fighting?"