Mohammed Nazir, a driver for BBC’s Afghan Service, was among the dozens of casualties in a bomb attack that killed at least 90 people–one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul in recent years. He died while transporting his colleagues to the office during morning rush hour. Four of his colleagues in the van were injured.
Waheed Massoud, editor of BBC’s Afghan service, wrote a tribute to Nazir, saying staff will remember him as an honest and reliable person, who they would turn to whenever traveling to dangerous provinces from Kabul.
Massoud wrote of the irony that Nazir survived "decades of war, conflict and hostile environments but was killed by a bomb in the most secure diplomatic enclave in the heart of Kabul." No group immediately claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack.