Before sweeping into power, the Taliban used suicide bombers as a key weapon to attack and defeat US and Afghan troops in the 20-year war.
Since the Taliban seized power on Aug 15, the frequency of raids, including on drug addicts, has increased across the country.
Hours before Kabul's fall, some Afghan Air Force personnel were fighting each other instead of attacking advancing Taliban.
Rights group says Taliban fighters have killed, abducted more than 100 ex-officers since Kabul takeover
In some cases, local Taliban commanders have drawn up lists of people to be targeted, saying they committed unforgivable acts.
This situation was not a bolt from the blue but an extension of harmful politics. The tipping point was the 2020 Doha deal between the US and the Afghan Taliban.
Women's rights activists predict the rate of child marriage could nearly double in the coming months.
Afghan families are offering daughters as young as 20-day-old for future marriage
It has been one month since the Taliban, who seized power in August, excluded girls from returning to secondary school while ordering boys back to class.
The Taliban is realising that fighting and destroying is very easy, but rebuilding Afghanistan is an uphill challenge.
A number of former Afghan officials, who fled the country along with President Ashraf Ghani after the Taliban takeover last month, have formed the government.