Taliban attacked a patrol team of German troops and injured a soldier in Kunduz province north of Afghanistan, a spokesman of German Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) said Saturday.
"The troops were on patrol in Chardara district Friday evening when came under Taliban attack resultantly one soldier sustained injuries," Mortens who gave only one name told Xinhua.
Mortens who speaks for the civilian-military unit PRT involved mostly in reconstruction activities also added that the incident occurred in Qasab village and troops returned fire during which several militants were also killed and injured.
More than 4,000 German troops serving in Afghanistan within the framework of NATO-led peacekeeping force to help stabilize security in the militancy-plagued country.
A relatively peaceful until early 2009, Kunduz has been the scene of increasing insurgency over the past several months.