Emirati Ambassador and Diplomats Injured in Kandahar Attack
2017-01-11 - 10:46 p
Bahrain Mirror: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that the UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al-Kaabi, and a number of Emirati diplomats who were accompanying him were injured in a brutal terrorist attack that occurred yesterday in the city of Kandahar.
"The UAE Ambassador's visit to Kandahar was on humanitarian mission within the program of the UAE to support the brotherly Afghan people, lay the foundation stone for Dar Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as sign an agreement with Kardan University to offer scholarships at the expense of the UAE," Emirates News Agency said in its report.
It added that the UAE envoy's visit also included a plan to lay the foundation stone for the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for technical education in the capital city of Kabul, to be funded by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
The agency's report went on to say "In these difficult moments, the Ministry, through the special operations room, in conjunction with the armed forces and the concerned state authorities, as well as the Afghan government, is following up the developments of this terrorist attack," the Ministry said.
It is to mention that the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, according to its spokesperson.
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