MUSCAT, 11th January, 2017 (WAM) — The Sultanate of Oman strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Kandahar Provincial Governor’s Office that injured the UAE Ambassador and martyred five Emiratis who were accompanying him on a humanitarian mission for the benefit of Afghani people.

According to a statement issued today by the Omani Foreign Ministry and carried by Oman News Agency, the Sultanate also affirmed its firm standing and deep fraternal solidarity with the UAE and the friendly Islamic Republic of Afghanistan regarding this heinous crime, which is against all human norms and morals.

The Sultanate also expressed its deep condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the martyrs, the fraternal UAE, its government and its people, as well as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on this tragic event.

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