Hamid Saighani

Thejournalist for Ariana television networkwas reportedly killed in a bomb blast of a minibus in western Kabulnear the Taliban checkpoint in the Dasht-e Barchi area of Kabul. Shortly afterwards, the Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC) confirmed the death of the journalist. Saighani’s wife, Fawzia Wahdat, posted “I lost Hamid” on her Facebook page the same day.

Media reports said that the minivan caught fire and exploded Saturday evening ina neighbourhood dominated by members of the minority Shiite Hazara community.Another passenger was also killed in the blast.