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Thousands attend memorial for slain Afghan AFP photographer

Relatives, colleagues and friends puts flowers on the grave of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack, in...
Relatives, colleagues and friends offer funeral prayers behind the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicid...
Relatives, colleagues and friends pray next to the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack in Guld...
Relatives, colleagues and friends bury the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack, in his village...
Relatives, colleagues and friends pray next to the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack in Guld...
Relatives, colleagues and friends pray next to the grave of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's suicide attacks, in Guldara,...
Relatives, colleagues and friends attend the funeral of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack, in Guldar...

Relatives, colleagues and friends puts flowers on the grave of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack, in...

Relatives, colleagues and friends offer funeral prayers behind the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicid...

Relatives, colleagues and friends pray next to the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack in Guld...

Relatives, colleagues and friends bury the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack, in his village...

Relatives, colleagues and friends pray next to the body of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack in Guld...

Relatives, colleagues and friends pray next to the grave of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's suicide attacks, in Guldara,...

Relatives, colleagues and friends attend the funeral of AFP chief photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in today's second suicide attack, in Guldar...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of mourners have attended a memorial ceremony for AFP's chief photographer in Afghanistan who was killed along with eight other reporters in a double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group in Kabul the previous day.

Relatives, friends and government officials all gathered to pay tribute to Shah Maria and extend condolences to his family and colleagues for their loss in Kabul on Tuesday.

Monday marked the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, according to Reporters Without Borders, also known by its French acronym RSF.

The double Kabul bombing claimed a total of 25 lives and wounded at least 45.

RSF said 36 media workers have been killed in Afghanistan in attacks by the Islamic State group or the Taliban since 2016.


Updated : 2021-03-08 22:46 GMT+08:00