UAE envoy to Afghanistan dies of wounds from January bombing

Abu Dhabi - 

The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Afghanistan has died of wounds sustained in a January 10 bombing in Kandahar that also killed five other UAE officials, state media said on Thursday.

Ambassador Juma Mohammed al Kaabi had been leading a UAE delegation to the provincial governor’s office in Kandahar when the bomber struck, killing 12 people instantly. Both he and governor Humayun Azizi suffered serious burns.

The attack was one of a spate of bombings that hit three Afghan cities on January 10, killing 57 people.

Security in Afghanistan has become increasingly precarious as security forces struggle to combat a resilient Taliban insurgency as well as Al Qaeda and Islamic State group militants.

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