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At least nine dead in Kandahar blast during UAE envoy’s visit

A US soldier patrols in Kandahar, Afghanistan in June 2014 © AFP/File / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

Kandahar, Afghanistan, Jan 10 – At least nine people were killed in an explosion in the governor’s compound in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province Tuesday during a visit by the UAE ambassador, local media reported.

The UAE foreign ministry said envoy Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi and other UAE diplomats were wounded in the “terrorist attack”. Afghanistan’s Tolo News said the blast left nine people dead and 16 others wounded.

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