9 killed, UAE envoy among 16 injured in Kandahar blast

Kabul, Jan 10 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 16 wounded in an explosion at a provincial government guest house in Kandahar city of Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.

The UAE ambassador, another envoy and Kandahar Governor Hamayun Azizi were among those injured in the explosion, provincial spokesperson Samim Khpolwak, who is himself injured, told TOLOnews.

He said at least four Arabs, who were bodyguards, were among those killed.

A source told TOLOnews the governor was in a serious condition.

The explosion took place during a high-level meeting at the guest house.

Earlier on Tuesday, twin explosions rocked the Kabul city and left at least 25 killed.

–IANS

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