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Taliban militants attack German consulate in Afghanistan, 4 dead

It may be mentioned that a series of air strikes were carried out by NATO-led forces on outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city on November 3 last. The strikes were followed by ground operations conducted by foreign and Afghan security forces in the capital

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 11 Nov 2016 5:39 AM GMT

Taliban militants attack German consulate in Afghanistan, 4 dead
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Kabul: The German consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-sharif was attacked by a suicide truck bomb and Taliban militants on Friday. The attack took toll on lives of at least four people and injured more than 110.

According to the officials of the security agency, all injured were the residents. The authorities further said that the death toll may rise as the condition of many injured people was critical.

What officials said about the attack:

  • A senior security official said, "One terrorist detonated a car bomb near the consulate gate late, killing himself and one other person.” He further said,"We hope that no more deaths occur but the injured people are in very critical condition."

Taliban militant group claims responsibility:

  • The Taliban militant group has claimed the responsibility for the attack shortly after the blast.
  • Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said that the attack was retaliation of recent airstrikes in Kunduz from the ‘invading countries’ which caused civilian casualties.

It may be mentioned that a series of air strikes were carried out by NATO-led forces on outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city on November 3 last. The strikes were followed by ground operations conducted by foreign and Afghan security forces in the capital city.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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