Antiguan and Barbudan Government Condemns bombing in Afghanistan

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a press statement condemning the recent bombing in Afghanistan.

In the media release issued on Friday, the Gaston Browne led administration expressed sincerest condolences to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates and described that act as a heinous terror attack on the people of Kandahar in Southern Afghanistan.

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that five of its officials were killed in a bomb attack in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.  They died in blasts at the governor of Kandahar’s guesthouse on Tuesday, where at least six others were killed including the deputy governor, two senior Afghan officials and two MPs.  The governor and the UAE ambassador were among at least 18 wounded.  The attack was one of several in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The Taliban admitted attacks in the capital Kabul and in Helmand province, but denied the Kandahar attack, instead blaming it on “internal local rivalry”.

The Antigua and Barbuda statement noted that the Government and people deeply feel the loss of the United Arab Emirates and its people, and affirm that the Antigua and Barbuda people stand in solidarity with the people of the United Arab Emirates in the fight against terrorism.

According to the release, Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne who is in Abu Dhabi for a series of energy and environment meetings will personally convey the condolences of his government to the officials of the United Arab Emirates.

 

News Reporter

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