German consulate in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province was attacked Thursday by a suicide car bomb that killed two and injured 42 people including three Afghan police officers.
Police Chief Abdul Razaq Qaderi said the attack occurred at around 10:45 p.m. in provincial capital Mazar-e-Sharif and the explosion was very powerful.
However, no German diplomats were hurt in the attack.
The Taliban terror group has taken credit of the attack in an email to the media. Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the consulate was target and referred Germany as the invader.
Mazar-e-Sharif is one of the most populated and most peaceful cities in Afghanistan. It is not a Taliban stronghold even though the terror group is active around the area.
Just about a week ago a joint Afghan-US battle against the group killed 30 civilians, 2 US soldiers and 26 militants in the northern district of Kunduz.
A statement released Saturday by Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, read he regret loss of innocent lives.
Several anti-Taliban operations have occurred in KUnduz in recent months.