UAE ambassador to Afghanistan wounded in Kandahar blast

The ambassador of United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan has been wounded in a bomb blast in the city of Kandahar that also killed at least nine people. The blast took place during a meeting between senior officials and diplomats from the UAE embassy, wounded 17 others, including the provincial governor.

UAE Foreign ministry said “following the heinous terrorist attack on the guesthouse of the Kandahar governor which resulted in the injury of his excellency Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, UAE ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and a number of Emirati diplomats”.

Earlier, two suicide blasts near Afghanistan’s parliament in Kabul killed at least 30 people and wounded 80, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.


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