One of many Britons killed within the Kabul bomb assault has been named as Mohammad Niazi, who died alongside along with his spouse and two of their kids after he went to Afghanistan to rescue them.
The 29-year-old taxi driver and father-of-four travelled to Kabul on Tuesday to carry his household to security within the UK.
His spouse and two daughters, each beneath 10, had been killed within the suicide bombing.
Their two-year-old son and one other daughter are being handled in hospital for his or her accidents.
Mr Niazi’s spouse had been within the means of finishing her UK visa software.
His pal, Imran Naizi, stated Mohammad was “determined” to assist his household and believed he was “one of many fortunate ones” when he managed to get a ticket to fly out.
“He was that excited to assist carry his household dwelling,” Imran advised me.
“He was very, very determined. To be that determined to journey to Azerbaijan, from Azerbaijan to Kabul… it is virtually three days/4 days journey.
“You’ll be able to think about, to go previous all these Taliban checkpoints, you may inform how determined he was.”
Imran says Mohammad advised him he would cellphone him when he acquired to Afghanistan however “he by no means did, and it is ended with this. It is unbelievable”.
He shared a house with Mohammad, and took him to the airport to catch his flight.
“My coronary heart is in items, there is no phrases,” he stated.
“His automobile is parked exterior my door, his bed room is reverse the lounge, we see his issues on a regular basis, every part reminds us of him. We do not know easy methods to recover from it.
“He labored 16 or 17 hours a day as a taxi driver to provide them a greater life. He was so completely satisfied each time he saved as much as purchase new garments and toys. All the things was for the good thing about his children to provide them the most effective life ever.
“We have recognized one another for 14 years. He was like my brother somewhat than my pal.”
Imran’s household, who had been additionally in Afghanistan, managed to get on to an evacuation flight on Friday.
Whereas he’s relieved, he says that what ought to be the happiest time of his life has been the saddest.
“I haven’t got this happiness to have fun or to dare dream that you already know my life goes to alter,” he defined.
“I am gonna have my children with me after 10 days after their quarantining is over, however I can not actually really feel it.
“I can not really feel it as a result of Mohammad is not right here.”