UAE ambassador to Afghanistan injured in Kandahar bomb attack

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UAE ambassador to Afghanistan injured in Kandahar bomb attack

DUBAI: The UAE ambassador in Afghanistan and a number of Emirati diplomats have been injured in bomb attack at a guest house in the eastern city of Kandahar, the UAE foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

“(The ministry) is following the heinous terrorist attack on the guesthouse of the Kandahar governor which resulted in the injury of his excellency Juma Mohammad Abdullah Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and a number of Emirati diplomats,” the statement said.

The attack on Tuesday, which took place during a meeting between senior officials and diplomats from the UAE embassy, wounded 17 others, including the provincial governor.

Afghan officials said the explosion killed at least seven people and wounded 18 others.

The ministry has set up a special operations room in conjunction with the UAE Armed Forces and the Afghan government.

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