Taliban to give cash and land to families of suicide bombers who killed Americans

The Taliban announced the decision in a tweet from the organization's Interior Minister, calling the bombers "martyrs" who died in service to Islam.

Updated: October 19, 2021 - 9:27pm

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Family members of suicide bombers who killed Americans will be rewarded with plots of land and cash payments by the new Taliban government in Afghanistan, group leaders announced.  

According to Fox News, the Taliban revealed the decision in a tweet from the organization's Interior Minister, calling the bombers "martyrs" who died in service to Islam.

The minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is a designated terrorist by the United States, and carries a $10 million bounty for information leading to his capture. He hosted a ceremony on Monday in Kabul to honor suicide bombers who killed thousands of U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan.

During the ceremony, Haqqani met with some of the bombers' families, telling them the attackers are "heroes of Islam and the country," according to reports.

Following the U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. froze billions of dollars in assets after the Taliban took over the country.