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Attack on German Consulate in Afghanistan Kills Six, Staff Not Injured

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Taliban police in a pickup truck patrolling a street in Herat, Afghanistan

Taliban police in a pickup truck patrolling a street in Herat, Afghanistan. Photo: bluuurgh.


A late night attack on the German consulate in northern Afghanistan left six people dead and many wounded, Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Friday, adding that none of the staff were injured.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into the walled compound in Mazar-i-Sharif late Thursday, dealing huge damage to the building and triggering a firefight between gunmen and security forces.

“My deepest condolences go to the relatives of the victims – six have been confirmed so far. Our thoughts are with the many casualties and wounded,” the minister told reporters in Berlin.

Full story: sputniknews.com


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