UAE Closes Embassy In Kabul…Were They The Target?

[What was the “Dubai Initiative”, that it only involved one faction of the Afghan Taliban?  Is Dubai behind the Taliban Civil War between Mansour’s Taliban and Rasoul’s Faction (No role in ‘Dubai initiative’–Qatar-based Taliban leaders )?  If ISI backed Mansour and It Looks Like the ISI Hit Both the UAE Govt and the Afghan NDS In Kandahar, then, is all of this a result of the fight between the UAE and Saudis with Qatar over its refusal to bend to Riyadh’s will?]

Security forces and medics work the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

UAE Closes Embassy in Kabul, Transfers

Staff to Dubai After Deadly Terror Attack

© AP Photo/ Massoud Hossaini

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) closed its embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul after Wednesday’s deadly blast that killed at least 90 people and injured 380 others, Afghan media reported Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The UAE diplomatic mission staff was transferred to the country’s city of Dubai, according to Pajhwok news agency.

Security forces and medics work the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
© AP Photo/ Massoud Hossaini

On Wednesday, Arab media reported, citing the statement of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, that the explosion had resulted in material damage to the embassy building, but the safety of diplomats and embassy staff had been preserved.

The explosion in Kabul hit the area where a number of buildings of the foreign diplomatic missions are located. The Daesh terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on Thursday, media reported citing the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) that the Pakistani-based Haqqani terrorist network may also be behind the attack.