British shopkeeper waved his passport at British troops when he was killed in a bomb attack in Kabul that left his wife covered in blood
- Shopkeeper Musa Popal, 60, was killed by a suicide bomber at Kabul . airport
- His wife Saleema, who was with him, was covered in blood but unharmed
- Their grandson, Hameed, 14, is currently missing and feared to be dead
- Three British citizens and the daughter of a British citizen were killed in the terrorist atrocity on Thursday
A shopkeeper from north London has been named as one of the British victims of the attack at Kabul airport on Thursday.
Musa Popal, 60, pushed through the crowd and tried to attract the attention of soldiers by waving his British passport when he was killed by the suicide bomber, it was reported last night.
His wife Saleema, who was with him, was left covered in blood. Though unharmed, Ms Popal was forced to crawl away from the massacre when shots rang out.
Musa Popal, who lives in north London, had been visiting relatives in Khandahar province since late May when he was killed in one of the explosions in Kabul on Thursday.
Pictured: A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 double suicide bombing that killed dozens of people at Kabul airport on August 27, 2021
Their 14-year-old grandson, Hameed, who lived in Afghanistan and acted as an interpreter for his grandparents, is missing and feared dead. Mr Popal, a dual nationality British Afghan Afghan from Hendon, has run the Madeena supermarket at Brent Cross for the past 20 years.
His sad daughter, Zohra, told The Daily Telegraph that her father was a “very funny, very caring man”, adding: “Everyone says they can’t believe he was murdered – he was such a loving and kind … warm man.’
Three British civilians and the daughter of a British citizen were killed on Thursday in the terrorist atrocity that left more than 170 dead, including 13 US soldiers.
A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the terrorist attack that killed more than 100 people outside Kabul airport
Mohamed Niazi, 29, an Uber driver from Aldershot, Hampshire, was one of the victims.
His cousin, Ghulam Husain Niazi, from the same town, said: ‘I was told that he was shot rather than killed in the explosion. I don’t know who shot him.’
Niazi had flown to Afghanistan to rescue his wife and children after the country fell to the Taliban. His cousin said one of Mr Niazi’s children was in hospital, but he was unsure of the whereabouts of other relatives.
Pictured left: Muhammad Niazi, a British Afghan who traveled there from London to help his family. In the picture on the right: One of Mr. Niazi’s daughters. Last night his wife, youngest child and eldest daughter were still missing, according to the broadcaster, along with his brother and blast survivor – Abdul Hamid – who said: ‘I saw some children in the river’