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UAE ambassador Juma Al Kaabi succumbs to injuries

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 15/02/2017 WAM/Web Team
UAE ambassador Juma Al Kaabi succumbs to injuries © Provided by Khaleej Times UAE ambassador Juma Al Kaabi succumbs to injuries

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs issued a statement regarding the ambassador's unexpected passing.

The UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan, Juma Al Kaabi, passed away today.The ambassador passed away earlier on Wednesday from the injuries he incurred after a bomb blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which resulted in the martyrdom of five UAE diplomats who were attending the opening of an orphanage. It also wounded 17 people and left 6 more dead. The bombing targeted the guesthouse of provincial governor Homayun Azizi, who was also wounded in the incident.

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According to a tweet sent out by WAM Arabic, The Ministry of Presidential Affairs today announced it is mourning the death of Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Ka'abi, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who died from injuries he sustained in the recent terrorist bombing which targeted the headquarters of the Governor of Kandahar in Afghanistan.In its statement, the ministry said, "It is with great sadness and sorrow that we mourn the martyr of the nation, Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Ka'abi, who lost his soul for the sake of humanity."

Following the incident last month, Al Ka'abi, was transferred onboard a military plane to Abu Dhabi to receive treatment.

It can be recalled that His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visited Afghanistan to see to the wounded and was even reassured of the condition of the late ambassador. The Crown Prince also condemned the attack in a comment he made during the visit.

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