I've been following the recent developments in Afghanistan and have been flummoxed on the issue of - why Taliban is continuously bombing its own people incessantly? I have read that it is because they want to exert leverage on the ongoing negotiations between US and Taliban, but I am failing to understand how can you expect to govern the same people you don't shy away from bombing recklessly? how can people readily assume to be governed by people who view citizens with no humility and regard for their fellow inhabitants political mileage? I am sure there are lot of deep layers/forces underpinning this but I am unable to get comprehend them in a way that helps me understand the political, social, cultural and all other dimension to this issue. My limited understanding tells me that terrorists often have a cause for which they fight. I want to understand that. Here in India, media rarely have such in depth and nuance coverage of issues.
Your question begins with incorrect assumptions. The Taliban does not bomb people randomly. They target places and things that are linked with the US occupation. This includes the central government set up with the help of the US, which they consider to be an American puppet.
This is all part of normal guerilla warfare.
The Taliban mostly bomb big cities they argue that the people in big cities are silence about the West invasion, and they deserve to be killed. For example Kabul, the capital gets bombed now almost daily. The second reason is the Taliban don't want to win the heart and mind of people they want to rule by fear and force which is what they did when they were in power.