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Egypt condemns Kandahar attack, condoles with UAE for martyrs

Wednesday 11-01-2017 - 12:33 PM
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 UAE ambassador Juma
UAE ambassador Juma Al-Qabi and Kandahar Governor Dr Humayoon Azizi, both in the centre of the picture, were reportedly injured in the attack
Cairo - Egypt has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the HQ of the governor of Kandahar in Afghanistan  on Tuesday night, leaving the UAE ambassador to the country wounded and five other diplomats dead.
Egypt condoles with the UAE for the death of the diplomats who were on a mission to implement humanitarian, educational and development projects in Afghanistan, a Foreign Ministry statement said Wednesday.

It urged the world community to intensify efforts to counter terrorism and dry up its funds because it is a threat to world security and stability.
Egypt condemns Kandahar
Such heinous attacks will not stop Arab countries from fighting terrorism, the statement added.
Cairo stands by the UAE government and people in this ordeal, the Foreign Ministry stressed.

It urged the world community to intensify efforts to counter terrorism and dry up its funds because it is a threat to world security and stability.

The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan and the governor of Kandahar both survived a bomb attack on Tuesday, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported.
The attack targeted of Kandahar Governor Hamayun Azizi’s guesthouse while he was hosting a dinner with UAE diplomats.
Both Azizi and Ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi are said to have been injured.

Egypt condemns Kandahar

UAE’s Foreign Ministry initially confirmed the attack on their Emirates News Agency (WAM)’s Twitter account saying that they are closely following the incident for more details.

"Ambassador Al Kaabi was in Kandahar on a humanitarian mission to as part of UAE's program to support the people of Afghanistan. He was there to meet with the governor of Kandahar to sign a memorandum of understanding with Kardan University to sponsor scholarships in partnership with Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation," a statement from the UAE's foreign ministry said.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, two suicide blasts claimed by the Taliban near Afghanistan's parliament in Kabul killed at least 30 people and wounded 80.

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