Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

United Arab Emirates says 5 diplomats killed in Afghan blast

United Arab Emirates says 5 diplomats killed in Afghan blast

The death toll in two bombings in Afghanistan rose to 46 on Wednesday as the United Arab Emirates said five of its diplomats were killed in an attack in the southern province of Kandahar a day earlier.

The federation of Persian Gulf sheikdoms said it would observe three days of mourning for its diplomats, who it said were in Afghanistan on a humanitarian mission.

“There is no human, moral or religious justification for the bombing and killing of people trying to help” others, the UAE’s prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said on Twitter.

The Kandahar bombing struck a guesthouse belonging to the provincial governor, killing nine...

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