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Afghan forces arrest one German consulate attacker

Updated: Nov 14, 2016 12:13 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov. 14 (ANI): The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) have arrested one of the attackers of German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital of Balkh province, in which six people were killed.

The security officials said the arrested suspect was among the three suicide bombers, who had launched a coordinated attack, reports Khaama Press.

A photograph of the attacker was released by the security forces.

On November 10, a vehicle laden with heavy explosives detonated in the vicinity of the German Consulate, which damaged more than 100 homes and shops.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, describing it as revenge for recent air strikes in the neighbouring province of Kunduz.

Condemning the attack in strongest words, the UN mission in Afghanistan said "Attacks deliberately targeting the civilian population and violence aimed at spreading terror among civilians may amount to war crimes under customary international humanitarian law."(ANI)