Kabul: A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city in Afghanistan ramming the vehicle with explosives into the building, killing at least four people and injuring many, media reports said on Friday.
“The suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the wall of the German consulate in the city,” local police chief Sayed Kamal Sadat was quoted saying by German newspaper The Local .
Al Jazeera said at least 20 were injured in the attack while other sources put the toll higher.
According to the news channel, Taliban called it a “revenge attack” for a US air strike in Kunduz earlier this month killing 32 civilians.
Tahir Qadiry, an Afghanistan journalist, tweeted: hour ago: “I am told 50 wounded includng 7 women, 11 kids and rest men at the #German consulate blast in Mazar. 2 dead bodies shifted 2 hospital so far.”
“The area close to the #German consulate in #Mazar is cordoned off by the German troops. Helicopters are flying over. #Mazar blast,” he tweeted.
Posting the image of an injured girl, Qadiry tweeted: “She was amongst those wounded in 2night’s blast at the German consulate in #Mazar . What bad has she done that the Taliban took retaliation?”