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The blast occurred when a crowd had gathered in Mosalla-e Mazar area for the anniversary celebrations of the death of Abdul Ali Mazari, a Hazara political leader killed by the Taliban in 1995.

A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan's minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul, killing nine people and wounding more than a dozen, officials said. One policeman was among the dead.

Fazlullah is the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan said to be responsible for numerous terrorist acts against Pakistani and USA interests including a failed attempt to detonate an explosive device in New York's Times Square in 2010.

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

Friday's attack came less than two weeks after President Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to join peace talks to end more than 16 years of the latest phase of Afghan war.

The overnight Taliban attack in northern Takhar Province took place in a remote region of the district of Khwaja Ghar.

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"We are grieved at the loss of precious lives in the brutal attack of terrorism", said a statement issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad. "We are engaged with Pakistan on how we can work together as well as address Pakistan's legitimate concerns through a negotiated process", she said. The insurgents launched a siege of an army outpost there, killing six soldiers and wounding five in a blistering, hourslong battle, Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said.

In return, Ghani said the militants should officially recognise the Afghan government and constitution, a perennial sticking point in past attempts at dialogue.

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