Akbar condoles death of UAE diplomats in Kandahar attack

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Friday condoled the death of several UAE nationals and injuries to the UAE ambassador to Afghanistan in a terrorist attack earlier this week.

Condoling the deaths, Akbar said in a tweet: “Shared pain, anguish of UAE over barbaric terrorist attack on their diplomats in Kandahar. Conveyed condolences to UAE people and leadership.”

He went to the United Arab Emirates embassy here to offer his condolences.

UAE’s envoy to Kabul Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi and several other UAE diplomats were wounded in a “terrorist attack” in the Governor’s compound in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on Tuesday. The blast left nine people dead and 16 others wounded.

India on Thursday in a statement said: “We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wish speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.”