Taliban attack German Consulate in Afghanistan; multiple injured and killed

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Source: Handelsblatt Global

A major explosion took place Thursday night at the German consulate in northern Afghanistan, according to multiple media reports.

At least two people were killed and 87 injured after attackers rammed a car with explosives into the side of the building Thursday night in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan’s third-largest city.

The number of people injured was reported on Twitter by Bilal Sarwary, an Afghan journalist, who quoted the city’s chief doctor Noar M Faiz Mazar. Mr. Sarwary noted that of those injured, 10 were children, most of whom suffered wounds from broken glass.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, French news agency AFP reported. Apparently the attacks were in retaliation for NATO air strikes last week near Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan, Deutsche Welle reported.

In Afghanistan, Germany is responsible for the NATO presence in the north and has 1,000 soldiers at a base which is located outside Mazar-i-Sharif

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