4 killed, 115 injured in German consulate attack in Mazar-i-Sharif

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late Thursday, killing at least 4 people and wounding 115others, Afghan media reported on Friday.
The Taliban called it a “revenge attack” for a US airstrike in the volatile province of Kunduz earlier this month that left up to 32 civilians dead.
“The suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the wall of German consulate in the city,” local police chief Sayed Kamal Sadat told a foreign news agency.
Government spokesman Munir Farhad confirmed the attack.
At least two dead bodies and 32 wounded people had so far been brought to the local city hospital, said Noor Mohammad Fayez, the head doctor.
However, the Afghan media reported that four people were killed and 115 injured in the attack. — Agencies

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