Noah J Nelson on Monday, Sep. 17th
A recent suicide bombing attack in Afganistan claimed the lives of six young children, including four who were pupils of the organization Skateistan. The organization is one we’ve profiled in the past, thanks to the 2011 documentary of the same name. Skateistan.org had this to say:
On the morning of Saturday September 8th a suicide attack in Kabul claimed the lives of a number of young Afghans. The bomb was detonated outside of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) HQ, where many of the street working children of Kabul sell trinkets, scarves and chewing gum to help support their families.
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.