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Sultanate condemns Kandahar attack

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The Sultanate stro-ngly condemned the terrorist attack on Kandahar Provincial Governor’s Office that killed five Emirati diplomats who were accompanying the ambassador of UAE who was hurt in the attack, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. The Sultanate also affirmed its firm stance against terrorism and expressed its condolences to families of the martyrs, UAE, its government and people, as well as Afghanistan.

Just hours before, twin Taliban blasts in Kabul tore through a parliament annexe, which houses the offices of lawmakers, killing at least 36 people and wounding around 80 others.

And earlier on Tuesday, a Taliban suicide bomber killed seven people in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province, as the militants ramp up nationwide attacks in frigid winter months, when fighting usually wanes.

ONA and agencies

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