Saturday, May 28, 2011

Two German troops killed by suicide bomber

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere confirmed that two German soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in the northern Afghan city of Taloqan on Saturday 28th May 2011.

Maiziere said three more German soldiers were injured, including General Markus Kneip, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in northern Afghanistan. 

The police chief of northern Afghanistan, General Mohammed Daud Daud, and the head of the provincial police in Takhar, Shah Jahan Noori, both lost their lives in the suicide bombing. 

The two soldiers killed were: Major Thomas Tholi and Hauptfeldwebel Tobias Langenstein.

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