Prominent family lost 6 in supermarket attack
Six members of a prominent Afghan family were among at least eight people killed when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at a supermarket in Kabul on Friday.
In a statement Saturday, President Hamid Karzai expressed deep sadness over the deaths of Massoud Yama, a young doctor at a military hospital, his wife, Hamida Barmaki, a political science professor at Kabul University, and their four children. Barmaki was an activist and served on the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.
Yama’s mother is former Afghan senator Maboba Hoqiqmal, Karzai’s legal affairs adviser.