17 people including ten policemen killed in Takhar, Kabul

17 people including ten policemen killed in Takhar, Kabul

17 people including ten policemen killed in Takhar, Kabul

In December, ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack that killed dozens of people at a Shia cultural center.

However, there has been no let up in the violence that has been killing and wounding more than 10,000 civilians a year - and many more combatants - with fighting continuing across large parts of the country and Kabul itself hit repeatedly by attacks.

The Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of the son of leader Mullah Fazlullah in a suspected US drone strike on March 6.

Amin said the bomber detonated his explosive device at a checkpoint "after being identified by police".

In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned the deadly terrorist attack on people in Kabul, expressing condolences to the Afghan government, nation, and families of victims of the "blind crime".

The United States places a bounty of $5 million for information regarding a top Taliban chief.

The most lethal suicide bombing against Hazaras came in 2016, killing more than 80 people.


Local Hazara leader Mohammad Mohaqiq told the Kabul gathering that the explosion was an attempt to terrorize Afghans.

The attacks underscore the difficulties President Ashraf Ghani's government is facing as it battles a revamped Taliban insurgency and struggles to rein in the Islamic State extremist group, whose affiliate in Afghanistan has grown stronger since it emerged in 2014. He claimed the Taliban had inflicted a far higher number of casualties but the insurgents often exaggerate their claims.

The spokesman for the Health Ministry, Wahid Majro, said several of the wounded were in critical condition and he feared that the death toll could rise.

On Thursday night, Taliban fighters attacked a joint army and police outpost in the northern province of Takhar, killing seven soldiers and 10 policemen, according to Khalil Aseer, a provincial police spokesman.

He said tens of thousands of Afghans are killed and injured every year in confrontations between the Taliban and government forces.

Mujahid also claimed responsibility for that attack.

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