Afghan Blast Kills Five UAE Diplomats, Taliban Denies Involvement:
The blast killed at least 11 people. The police chief of Kandahar, General Abdul Razeq told Associated Press that authorities believe an explosive device was hidden inside a sofa at the guesthouse. He said that construction work at the site may have enabled the perpetrators to plant the device within an otherwise heavily guarded compound.
The UAE said it would observe three days of mourning in reaction to the deadliest attack on its diplomatic staff in its young history. The federation of seven sheikdoms was founded in 1971.