Sayeed Khuda Dad Ahamdi

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Sayeed Khuda Dad Ahamdi, a reporter for Afghan Voice Agency’s social and cultural programs, was among at least 41 people killed in a militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 28, 2017, according to Ilias Alami, operations manager at the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee and Sayed Hamza Hussaini, a reporter at Afghan Voice Agency (AVA).

Suicide bombers attacked the compound that was home to a Shiite cultural center and the AVA, an independent media organization. The attack targeted a panel discussion at the Tebyan Social and Cultural Centre on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, according to news reports. Ahamdi was covering the event for AVA, Hussaini said.

The militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to news reports.