Prom­i­nent fam­ily lost 6 in su­per­mar­ket at­tack

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

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.

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