Germany thanks Georgian soldiers for repulsing attack on Germany’s Consulate in Afghanistan

  • A large crater was left by the blast, BBC reports. Photo by AFP.
Agenda.ge, 11 Nov 2016 - 17:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

Germany is sending big thanks to Georgian soldiers serving in Afghanistan for their "braveness and devoutness” to protect Germany’s Consulate from a heavily-armed suicide bomber.

Georgian soldiers reacted quickly after a suicide bomber rammed a truck into the German Consulate in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, yesterday, which claimed the lives of at least six civilians and wounded over 100 people. 

Today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany issued a special statement thanking Georgian security forces for acting quickly to control the situation and prevent further loss of life.

The German statement said security forces of Afghanistan and Georgian soldiers serving in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (NATO) Resolute Support mission played a key role to repulse the attack.

All the employees of the German Consulate were found safe after the incident, the statement read.

Yesterday a suicide bomber rammed a truck into the German Consulate in Afghanistan, killing at least six civilians and wounding 120, officials said, the BBC reported. 

Gunman attacked the building after the blast, battling with Georgian and Afghan forces.

A NATO spokesman said there was "massive damage" to the Consulate building after the truck smashed into a perimeter wall.

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