MAZAR-I-SHARIF: A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 32 others, officials said.

The Taliban called it a "revenge attack" for a US airstrike in Kunduz earlier this month that left up to 32 civilians dead.

"The suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the wall of German consulate in the city," local police chief told AFP. At least two dead bodies and 32 wounded people had so far been brought to the city hospital, said Noor Mohammad Fayez, the head doctor.

US forces conceded last week that its air strikes "very likely" resulted in civilian casualties in Kunduz, pledging a full investigation into the incident which triggered angry protests.–AFP

The strikes killed several children, after a Taliban assault left two American soldiers and three Afghan special forces soldiers dead near Kunduz city.