Two young women who were killed in a blast on Saturday, Tayyiba Musawi and Fatima Mohammadi, were both employees at Afghan Film, an organization that produces films and promotes cinema in the country. Their bodies were recognized by their families a day after the deadly blast targeted their minivan in the west of Kabul.
Family members said they were searching for the bodies for four hours and finally found the two women at the morgue department in Kabul. The two were burned in the blast.
They had recently joined Afghan Film and were working on an animated film for children.
Tayyiba’s brother said she stayed awake at night to study and was waiting to start her master's degree. She also financially supported her family and was paying for her brother and sister's education expenses.
“I cannot describe the pain I felt. They were burned. We found them at the morgue after we searched the hospitals at night,” said Mahdi, Tayyiba’s brother.
“She worked hard and made a big effort to succeed. This government even cannot ensure the security of the capital,” said Sayed Ayub, Tayyiba’s uncle.
Tayyeba graduated from the fine arts department at Kabul University. She was an actress and played roles in various plays.
The two were returning home from the office when their vehicle was targeted by an explosion in the Dasht-e-Barchi area in the west of Kabul. They were laid to rest in Kabul on Sunday.
“The perpetrators should be hanged in the place where they conduct attacks. Then all things will be solved,” said Tayyiba’s uncle Mohammad Jawad Musawi.
Shafiqa, a Kabul resident, was wounded in Saturday’s blast in Dasht-e-Barchi. Her husband is a vendor and said he cannot afford to buy medicine for his wife.
Doctors said they have decided to amputate Shafiqa’s limbs because they sustained severe wounds.
“The patient also has trauma to the head. She also has burns… four of her fingers have also been cut off,” said Arif Haris, a doctor at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.
Seven people were killed in Saturday’s two blasts that happened within the same hour at two different locations in the west of Kabul.