Afghan bomb kills five Emirates humanitarian workers: UAE

Published: January 11, 2017
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The five were killed on Tuesday while engaged in humanitarian, educational and development work. PHOTO: Reuters

The five were killed on Tuesday while engaged in humanitarian, educational and development work. PHOTO: Reuters

DUBAI: Five Emirati humanitarian workers were killed in a bomb attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) official news agency reported on Wednesday.

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The workers killed on Tuesday were engaged in humanitarian, educational and development work, state news agency WAM reported, adding President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan had ordered flags flown at half mast for three days in mourning.

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Afghan officials said the explosion killed at least seven people and wounded 18 others, including the UAE ambassador to Afghanistan.

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  • Munir Akram
    Jan 11, 2017 - 1:59PM

    A taste of own medicine? UAE actively supported extremists in the region.Recommend

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