Germany’s minister for defence, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday turned away the calls for German troops to return to Afghanistan following the fall of Kunduz city and its Taliban takeover.
Germany had the second-largest military contingent in Afghanistan after the United States, losing more troops in combat in Kunduz than anywhere else since World War II.
The Taliban overran six pro-vincial capitals, including Kunduz, at the weekend as it pressed an offensive since foreign troops began a withdrawal.
“The reports from Kunduz and from all over Afghanistan are bitter and hurt a lot,” wrote Kramp-Karrenbauer on Twitter. —Agencies