Insurgent responsible for German embassy bombing killed

January 23rd, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanKabul, Jan 23 (DPA) A high-ranking militant believed responsible for the suicide bombing of the German embassy in Kabul earlier this month was killed and another one captured, the international ISAF forces said Friday.The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) supported Afghan forces in raiding compounds in the Afghan capital and the neighbouring Logar province in the night from Thursday, ISAF said in a statement.

One bomb-maker was detained and “a senior insurgent commander killed”, ISAF said without providing further detail on the militants.

No civilians were harmed, the statement said, adding that further information was to be released Saturday.

A suicide bomber killed himself and five other people, including a US soldier, in front of the German embassy Jan 17, when he blew up an explosives-laden vehicle. Thirty people, among them Afghan and German embassy staff, were injured.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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