A Saturday bombing claimed by ISIS-K killed Afghan journalist Hamid Saighani and wounded four other civilians, according to local officials.
The Taliban are trying to compile lists of properties whose owners are no longer in Afghanistan, and many fear the group is planning to seize the houses and apartments soon.
Taliban guarantees of better security are proving to be hollow words, as crime -- including armed robberies, kidnapping and stabbings -- continues to rise.
Afghans say the horrifying event violates human rights principles and Islam, and are demanding the Taliban not turn Afghanistan once again into the 'darkest country in the world'.
NATO and its allies are urging the Taliban to co-operate on countering the threat of extremist groups to avoid further instability in Afghanistan and the region.
The US military has intensified air strikes to assist the ANDSF fight against the Taliban -- sending in B-52 bombers and Spectre gunships from an air base in Qatar.
Authorities halted the vaccine campaign following a string of attacks on polio workers taking part in a nationwide effort to inoculate children.
The counter strikes come after the Taliban killed at least 63 civilians and wounded 180 others in the past 10 days in at least six suicide attacks and 62 bomb blasts.
After a Taliban commander raped and shot a 16-year-old girl, members of the militant group imprisoned her parents for filing a complaint in a Taliban court over the heinous crime.
A video clip circulated online shows a child pleading with a Taliban commander to stop whipping him, but the militant refuses and continues what many describe as a disturbing 'un-Islamic' act.