Thursday, November 10, 2016

Taliban Suicide Attacker Kills 2, Wounds 100; Slams Explosives Truck on German Consulate

A Taliban truck -- loaded with powerful explosives -- slammed into the German consulate in Afghanistan's northern Mazar-i-Sharif city today (November 10, 2016), killing at least two people and wounding more than 100 in a major militant assault in the war-torn country, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

The Taliban called it a "revenge attack" for U.S. air strikes in the province of Kunduz earlier this month that left 32 civilians dead.

The huge explosion -- followed by sporadic gunfire -- reverberated across the usually tranquil city, causing windows to break and civilians to seek cover.

"The suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden truck into the wall of the German consulate," local police chief Sayed Kamal Sadat told AFP.

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