The number of Afghans disabled by war increased by 50% in the first four months of 2021, compared to the same period last year, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The Taliban have damaged public infrastructure worth over $1 billion. But the government has pledged to inaugurate a completed project every day in the first 100 days of the current solar year.
The top US diplomat said the focus on ISIS does not give the Taliban a pass because of the 'ecosystem of terrorism and violence in which they are deeply, deeply, deeply complicit'.
Al-Qaeda 'barely survived' after the death of Osama bin Laden, analysts say, and the once popular figure is now seen by most as 'yesterday's news'.
'We do not want people to forget what a horrific crime was committed here,' said an organiser of a ceremony marking the Taliban's unforgivable destruction of Afghanistan's cultural heritage.
ISIS's Khorasan branch claimed responsibility for the latest attacks, but officials say the Taliban routinely hide behind ISIS claims to cover their tracks.
A video showing two small children crying over an unconscious woman went viral, sparking fresh outrage against the Taliban amid a continuing surge of violence in Afghanistan.
The three travelled to Afghanistan in 2019 to join the group in its fight against US forces and the Taliban, and stayed in touch with eight others back in Jordan who were planning attacks there.
The murder of Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed continues the 'cacophony of senseless and endless violence' in recent days, top US official says.
Five people, including two female prison doctors, were killed in Kabul by a bomb attached to a car, and a journalist was assassinated in Ghazni.