The United Arab Emirates says five of its diplomats were killed in a bombing in Afghanistan’s Kandahar that killed at least 11 people and wounded 17 others, including the UAE Ambassador.

Emirati local media said on Wednesday that the country will fly the nation’s flags at half-mast in their honour.

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s prime minister and vice president, said on Twitter that “there is no human, moral or religious justification for the bombing and killing of people trying to help” others.

The attack happened during a meeting between senior officials and diplomats from the UAE embassy.

Read the whole story from Al Jazeera.

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