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Taliban Attack German Consulate

Taliban Attack German Consulate Taliban Attack German Consulate

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a wall around the German Consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late on Thursday, killing at least four civilians and wounding scores, officials said. A NATO spokesman said the explosion had caused “massive damage” to the building, where around 30 people normally worked, Reuters reported. Heavily armed attackers followed up the blast, battling with Afghan and German security forces late into the night, Reuters reported.  The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in retaliation for NATO airstrikes against a village near the northern city of Kunduz last week in which more than 30 people were killed. Taliban’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said by telephone that heavily armed fighters, including suicide bombers, had been sent “with a mission to destroy the German consulate general and kill whoever they found there”.

 

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