The Taliban take shelter in civilian homes in an attempt to protect themselves from Afghan and international forces, officials and residents say.
Asking foreign humanitarian and aid organisations to help support Afghanistan's drought-affected areas is a money-making ploy for the Taliban.
Afghans can dial 410 to report humanitarian emergencies, seek assistance or receive critical information on conflict or on natural disasters.
The attackers killed at least three people and injured 24 before Afghan security forces ended the assault.
Unable to provide for its own citizens, the Iranian regime is likely to increase abuse of Afghans living in the country, observers warn.
Between September and October this year, Iran deported 1,316 Afghan children, subjecting them to abuse contrary to international laws and conventions.
Evidence suggests Iran is sending Afghan refugees as young as 14 to the frontline.
The burden of identifying, accommodating or repatriating the abandoned or orphaned children of ISIS foreign fighters has fallen on Iraq.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited a camp for displaced persons, where he spoke about the need for a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
The Taliban have done nothing but harm innocent civilians, and Afghans say they have had enough destruction and want to rebuild.