5 UAE Humanitarian Workers Killed in Afghan Attack
5 UAE Humanitarian Workers Killed in Afghan Attack

5 UAE Humanitarian Workers Killed in Afghan Attack

5 UAE Humanitarian Workers Killed in Afghan Attack

Five humanitarian workers from the UAE have been killed in a bomb attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, officials have confirmed.
They died in blasts at the governor of Kandahar’s guesthouse on Tuesday, where several others were killed, BBC reported.
The governor and the UAE ambassador were among at least a dozen wounded. Kandahar’s deputy governor reportedly died of his injuries on Wednesday.
The attack was one of several in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
The Taliban admitted attacks in the capital Kabul and in Helmand Province, but denied the Kandahar attack, instead blaming it on “internal local rivalry.”
Afghanistan’s Tolo News quoted survivors as saying that the bomb was hidden in a sofa at the guesthouse.
It said Kandahar police chief, General Abdul Raziq, was among the guests, but was unharmed.
Senior police and intelligence officials were also present, officials say.
The UAE said the officials had been carrying out “humanitarian, educational and development projects”.
Among the projects was signing an agreement with Kardan University, in the capital Kabul, to offer scholarships funded by the UAE.
More than 62 people were killed and 100 wounded in a string of attacks on Tuesday.
In Kabul, a suicide bomber and a car bomb detonated near the Afghan Parliament complex, while in Helmand Province a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a guesthouse used by an intelligence official, killing at least seven people. The Taliban admitted both attacks.

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