UAE ambassador to Afghanistan wounded in Kandahar blast dies of wounds
Feb.15, The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan died on Wednesday of wounds sustained in a bomb attack in Kandahar last month that also killed five Emirati aid workers, according to the UAE's foreign ministry.
"With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn the martyr of the nation and his duty, the righteous son Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, who gave his pure soul for the sake of humanity," the ministry said in a statement quoted by official news agency WAM.
The ministry said that the diplomats were expected to open a number of UAE-backed projects as part of an aid programme in Afghanistan.
The Taliban denied carrying out the bombing, saying the attack was a result of "internal local rivalry".
The Oslo Times International News Network