UAE ambassador to Afghanistan survives attack

The attack targeted of Kandahar Governor Hamayun Azizi’s guesthouse while he was hosting a dinner with UAE diplomats. (UAE Embassy in Kabul)

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 has reported.

The attack targeted of Kandahar Governor Hamayun Azizi’s guesthouse while he was hosting a dinner with UAE diplomats.

At least nine people were killed, local media has reported so far.

Both Azizi and Ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi are said to have been injured.

UAE’s Foreign Ministry 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.

(Developing)

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