At its extraordinary meeting the Taliban council of ministers took the decision "to fight against attacks of the USA and Great Britain and not to extradite bin Laden". Representative of the Kabul regime Amir Khan Muttaqi stated to the "Afghan Islamic Press" agency that the leadership of the fundamentalists intended to put up further "resistance to attacks on Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan". Muttaqi stated that there were no changes in the Taliban position in relation to Osama bin Laden.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime