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Taliban say they didn't plant bomb wounding UAE diplomats

AP
Published Jan 11, 2017, 1:46 pm IST
Updated Jan 11, 2017, 1:59 pm IST
The militant outfit blamed an internal conflict for the attack at the Kandahar governor's guesthouse.
Representational Picture (Photo: AP)
 Representational Picture (Photo: AP)

Kabul: The Taliban said on Wednesday they did not plant the bomb in southern Afghanistan that wounded the United Arab Emirates' ambassador and other diplomats the day before.

They issued a short statement, blaming an "internal local rivalry" for the attack at the Kandahar governor's guesthouse that killed five people and wounded 12.

 

The Taliban claimed attacks earlier on Tuesday in Kabul that killed at least 38 people and wounded dozens.

The Taliban have denied some attacks in the past - attacks that diplomats and security forces later attributed to the group.

Tuesday's Kandahar assault wounded Gov. Homayun Azizia, as well as UAE Ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi and what Emirati officials described as "a number of Emirati diplomats."

Emirati officials did not respond to a request for comment.

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