Afghan Journalist, Wife and Two Young Daughters Among Civilians Killed in Taliban Attack

Taliban gunmen who used small firearms to carry out an attack at a luxury hotel in Kabul on Friday killed at least nine civilians, including two young girls.

The children killed belonged to well-known Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad and his wife, both of whom were also killed in the assault. Ahmad’s young son, reportedly, was also critically wounded by gunfire and remains clinging to life in a nearby hospital.

According to the Guardian:

The Associated Press adds:

Following news of his death and that of his family members, colleagues of Ahmad and those who knew his work were responding on Twitter:

Tweets about “Sardar Ahmad”

And Emma Graham-Harrison, the Guardian‘s correspondent in Kabul, posted this reflection, which read in part:

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