ZUMA SENDS CONDOLENCES OVER BOMB BLAST IN AFGHANISTAN

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has sent condolences to Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the death of five diplomats in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

The Governor of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, Humayoun Azizi, and the Ambassador of the UAE to Afghanistan, Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, were wounded in a blast inside Kandahar’s guesthouse on Tuesday, which killed five and injured about 17 others.

The governor was hosting a dinner attended by several UAE diplomats, who were on a mission to carry out humanitarian, educational and development projects in Afghanistan in support of bringing peace, security and stability to the country and people of Afghanistan.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came just hours after deadly twin blasts near the parliament headquarters in the capital, Kabul.

The South African government condemns this act of aggression, as well as the suicide attacks in Kabul, which has witnessed an increase in violence, and extends its deepest condolences to the government and people of Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates in this moment of sadness and grief, said President Zuma over the weekend.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK