The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday said that at least five of its diplomats were killed in the Afghanistan bombing on Tuesday.
The five diplomats were among the more than 50 people killed in attacks Tuesday in three Afghan cities, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.
Those killed include civilian and military personnel, and six others were wounded in the attack, Kemtoz said. Reportedly, it also injured the provincial governor of Kandahar and the UAE ambassador who was visiting the city. The explosion took place when there was a high-level meeting going on at the guest house.
UAE troops were involved in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, and the Gulf federation also trained members of the Afghan armed forces.
Initial reports suggested that Afghan Taliban was suspected to be behind the attack, however, the militant group denied planting the bomb in Kandahar.