Ali Reza Ahmadi

The reporter for the Raha news agency was killed in the Kabul airport suicide bombing , which also claimed the lives 170 people, including 13 US service members. He had been reporting on the chaotic scenes at the airport, with thousands people seeking to leave Afghanistan after the Taliban captured the capital city and stormed back into power.

The Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) claimed responsibility for the bombing. Video shot by Afghan journalists showed dozens of bodies strewn around a canal on the edge of the airport.

The Afghanistan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) reported that journalist Juhad Hamidi, a presenter of the Jahan Television, was among those killed though it was not clear if he was reporting or also among those trying to evacuate.