German consulate in Afghanistan attacked by the Taliban, 4 dead and 20 injured

Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

german-consulateThe German consulate in Afghanistan has been attacked by the Taliban, killing at least four people and wounding 20 others. The explosion occurred in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

 

The bombing on Thursday was claimed by the Taliban, which called it a “revenge attack” for a US air strike in the volatile province of Kunduz earlier this month that left up to 32 civilians dead.

 

A car packed with explosives was rammed into the high outer wall surrounding the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif. Authorities are investigating if a second car was involved.

 

A huge explosion, followed by sporadic gunfire, reverberated across the usually tranquil city, smashing windows of nearby shops and leaving terrified local residents fleeing for cover.

 

The attack resulted in heavy damage to parts of the consulate and troops were now on site securing the building and preparing to evacuate its personnel.

 

Helicopters were heard flying over the diplomatic mission early on Friday as ambulances with wailing sirens rushed to the area.

 

German officials in Kabul have declined to comment. A diplomatic source in Berlin said Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier had convened a crisis meeting at his ministry.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 wtm_london16
  • 03 itb-berlin 2017
  • 09 aime17
  • 09 conventa 2016
  • 10 travelturkeyexpo 2016
  • 10 uitt16
  • 11 arabian-travel-mart 2017
  • 12 mitt 2016
  • 12 ttfotm 16
  • 15 Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference 2017
  • 16 EMITT 2017
  • 21 IITM 2016
  • 43 PATA
  • 45 T2G Logo

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

More Events...
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com