Drone strike kills Taliban chief's son, 20 others

Under its rewards for justice program the US State Department announced a $5 million award for information leading to the arrest of Maulana Fazlullah

Under its rewards for justice program the US State Department announced a $5 million award for information leading to the arrest of Maulana Fazlullah

In December, dozens of people were killed in a suicide attack on a Shi'ite cultural centre claimed by Islamic State, and two months earlier two separate mosque attacks killed at least 72 people.

The bomber moved as close to the gathering as he could and detonated his explosives at the checkpoint outside, the spokesman said.

Shah Shir Azara, a security marshal at the site, said 13 people had been killed.

Also, Pakistani Taliban on Friday confirmed the loss of their 21 members in a rare U.S. drone strike on their alleged training facility in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province near the border with Pakistan's Mohmand Agency.

In Friday's attack, Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the bomber was on foot and was trying to make his way to a compound where the Hazaras had gathered to commemorate the 1995 death of their leader, Abdul Ali Mazari, who was killed by the Taliban.

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Friday's attack came less than two weeks after President Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to join peace talks in a country which has been at war for decades. "The perpetrators deserve strongest sentence", he said in a statement.

The death toll has risen to nine, Waheed Majroh, spokesman for the Health Ministry said.

The development comes as the Taliban face growing pressure to take up the Afghan government's recent offer of peace talks to end a more than 16-year insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.

According to The Associated Press, the Taliban are believed responsible for "a deadly assault overnight on an army outpost in a remote region of Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing six soldiers and wounding five in a blistering hours-long attack, Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said".

The report couldn't be independently confirmed because of the area's remoteness.

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