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Germany: Steinmeier hosts emergency meeting following Afghanistan consulate bombing that killed 600:37

Germany: Steinmeier hosts emergency meeting following Afghanistan consulate bombing that killed 6

Germany, Berlin
November 11, 2016 at 12:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier organised a meeting at the Foreign Office's Crisis Response Centre in Berlin, Friday, to discuss emergency measures following a Taliban attack on a German General Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif.

A suicide bomb truck crashed into the consulate in northern Afghanistan on Friday night, killing 6 people and injuring more than 100 others. Abdul Razaq Qaderi, the local police chief, said that three police officers were among those injured.

In a statement the German Foreign Ministry stated that "All German employees of the consulate-general are safe and unharmed," adding that "Our sympathies go out to the Afghans who were wounded and to the friends and families of the victims."

The Taliban declared the attack as a response to US air strikes this month in the northern city of Kunduz. The Germans and Afghans are working together and have already arrested one suspect in the bombing, Saied Sadat, on Friday morning.

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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier organised a meeting at the Foreign Office's Crisis Response Centre in Berlin, Friday, to discuss emergency measures following a Taliban attack on a German General Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif.

A suicide bomb truck crashed into the consulate in northern Afghanistan on Friday night, killing 6 people and injuring more than 100 others. Abdul Razaq Qaderi, the local police chief, said that three police officers were among those injured.

In a statement the German Foreign Ministry stated that "All German employees of the consulate-general are safe and unharmed," adding that "Our sympathies go out to the Afghans who were wounded and to the friends and families of the victims."

The Taliban declared the attack as a response to US air strikes this month in the northern city of Kunduz. The Germans and Afghans are working together and have already arrested one suspect in the bombing, Saied Sadat, on Friday morning.

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