The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which, despite the size of the initial blast, appeared to have caused limited casualties
Taliban fighters are estimated to hold more ground than at any time since 2001, when US troops forced them from power
Afghanistan’s 'long war' is entrenched and intractable, but unlike conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon it has not been characterised by a Sunni/Shia divide – until now
Minibus carrying judiciary employees hit during revenge attack in the outskirts of the city
The insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two of Mansour's deputies
Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour was killed when a US drone fired on his vehicle in the southwestern Pakistan province of Baluchistan
His death will be a blow to friends in the Pakistani military and security establishment and the start of a renewed US engagement in Afghanistan – a war which President Obama had pledged to end
One Taliban member reportedly said 'we don't even consider it as food'
A vehicle bomb was detonated outside a security compound in Tuesday morning's rush hour before gunmen burst inside
The attack came during Tuesday morning's rush hour in the Afghan capital
Patrick Cockburn was one of the first journalists to enter Afghanistan after the September 11 attack in the US, and reported from a rebel-held village north of Kabul. Here, in the second in a series of excerpts from his new book, is his eyewitness description of the country during the war against the Taliban
Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family
The Android app was taken down the day after its release
Two hundred people are now in custody
'Many of the children's rides were still operating, while there were dead bodies lying all around them'