Young Afghan Skateboarders Die in Suicide Blast
After we featured the amazing photos of young Afghan skateboarders via Skateistan, the skateboarding school just announced that four members were recently killed in a suicide blast.
We are very sad to learn that of the six young children confirmed to have passed away, four of them were students, volunteers and youth leaders at Skateistan, who were well-loved and well-known faces for the entire team in Kabul. It is therefore with great pain and heavy hearts that we share our memories of children who were not just victims of senseless violence, but also beautiful human beings who will never be forgotten by their teachers, peers, co-workers, students, friends or family.
Among the victims is the 13-year-old student Mohammad Eeza (pictured above). “His teachers remember him as an enthusiastic and keen young student at Skateistan,” the site added.