Mohammad Akhtar, a 31-year-old driver for Agence France-Presse, was among at least 23 people killed in a suicide attack in Kabul on July 22, 2018, the news organization reported
Akhtar was using public transportation on his way to work the night shift at the AFP bureau when the attack occurred near the airport. He had worked for AFP for 11 years, the news agency said.
The militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to news reports. The reports said the attack was aimed at Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum as he returned from exile. Dostum was not hurt.
AFP described Akhtar as a “great friend” who was known for his kindness and honesty.
Akhtar was married and had four children, AFP reported.