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Afghan Film Employees Killed In Kabul Bomb Blasts

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack

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Omid Sobhani
Omid Sobhani
Omid Sobhani is a senior journalist at Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Transcontinental Times.

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul: Afghan Film employees Tayyiba Musavi and Fatima Mohammadi killed in a blast in the west of Kabul on Saturday , head of Afghan Film Sahraa Karimi confirmed on Twitter. 

“Musavi and Mohammadi both had newly joined Afghan Film to work on an animation film for children,” Karimi said. 

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“Fatima & Tayeba had joined Afghan Film recently. Their families identified their burnt bodies after yesterday’s explosion of a mini-bus full of civilians in the west of Kabul. They were full of hope and life; they worked on an animation project “Tales of Afghanistan” for kids,” he added.

The car bomb blasts occurred in the 6th and 13th districts of Western Kabul. 

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Abulfazl Warasta, photojournalist, husband of Fatima Mohammadi reported the incident on his Facebook account.

‎“My dear wife, you left me alone,” Warasta posted on his Facebook in the second post after the incident.  

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Meanwhile, Sayed Murtaza Sadat, 45, who was a civil society activist, was also killed in Saturday’s blast in the west of Kabul. Accordign to his relatives, he was the only breadwinner for his family, and had five children.

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, the attacks targeted Afghanistan’s Hazara community. Dasht-Barchi which is the majority of the Hazara and Shia citizens has suffered similar attacks for the past months. 

A week ago, car bomb blasts killed dozens of civilians in the same area. Mina Khairi, Ariana News anchor was also killed in the incident along with other civilians.

Last month, two follow-up car bomb blasts near a school called Sayyidul Shuhada Girls School killed at least 95 students, most of them were girls.  

The Second Vice President Sarwar Danish said the area was prone to organizational threats. Muhammad Mohaqiq, another senior Hazara leader asked the International Community to recognize the Hazara genocide.  

In the coming weeks, Twitter users launched massive hashtags including #StopHazaraGenocide in support of the Hazara community. 


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