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BERLIN, November 11. /TASS/. The German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif came under attack early on Friday, no diplomats were injured, the German Foreign Ministry reported.
"The German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif came under an armed attack. Clashes took place near the consulate and on its premises," the ministry said in a statement.
Initial reports suggest Nos of casualties caused by glass shattered. explosion carried out within a truck while gunfire still heard #Mazar pic.twitter.com/FInOBKHtPL— Shakib (@shaakib) 10 November 2016
The ministry later said that the assault has been repelled and none of the embassy staff was injured.
#Mazar: There has been fighting outside+on the premises of the German Consulate General. Afghan security+@ResoluteSupport forces are on-site— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) 10 November 2016
At least four people died in the attack, all of them citizens of Afghanistan DPA reported citing local doctors. About 120 were injured.
A bomb-laden vehicle crashed into the wall that surrounds the embassy, followed by an armed assault. The radical Taliban movement claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was a revenge for a US airstrike in the province of Kunduz that left more than 30 civilians dead about a week ago.