CARE mourns deaths of three colleagues killed in Afghanistan bombing

Safiullah Ebadi, Mohammad Waqif, and Mohammad Asif Frotan

It is with deep sadness that CARE confirms the deaths of three of our colleagues killed in a bomb explosion in Kabul on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. CARE Afghanistan’s security watchman, Safiullah Ebadi, our driver, Mohammad Waqif, and one of our education technical advisors, Mohammad Asif Frotan, all tragically lost their lives in a bomb attack on a neighbouring office, which affected our own compound.

Our dedicated colleagues had a combined 36 years of service to CARE in supporting our programmes in Afghanistan where we have been working for over 50 years. As we mourn the loss of our brave and hardworking colleagues, CARE is providing all necessary support to their family and friends.

Safiullah Ebadi: Watchman

Safiullah Ebadi

Safiullah had worked as a security watchman for CARE Afghanistan for eight years.

He had just bought a piece of land and was hoping to build a house for his family. He always talked about the importance of education for his kids.

One colleague said:

He was rich in his heart, always polite and with a smile on his face.

He is remembered for being respectful, diligent and a good listener. He loved chatting with his friends and having picnics.

Safiullah was 38 years old, married with one son.

Mohammad Waqif: Driver

Mohammad Waqif

Mohammad had worked for over 22 years as a driver for CARE in Afghanistan.

He was 56 years old, married with four children and talked often to colleagues about his much-loved family.

Tragically, Mohammad had lost his teenaged daughter to cancer last year.

Mohammad is remembered for being very respectful and patient; always giving a very big smile whenever you came to ride in his car. Said one colleague:

The way he drove and treated us shows his big heart and compassion.

Mohammad Asif Frotan: Educational Technical Advisor

Mohammad Asif Frotan

Mohammad had worked for CARE Afghanistan for five and a half years as a technical advisor for our education projects in the country.

He was 40 years old, married with six children.

He loved reading books, and his team remember Mohammad as being honest, highly professional and committed. Said one:

Whenever we have seen him he used to have smile on his face and was always positive.

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