Today (14th of Sunbola, September 5th) is the fifth anniversary of the deaths of two TOLOnews journalists, Samim Faramarz and Ramiz Ahmadi.
Reporter Faramarz and cameraman Ahmadi went to cover the scene of a blast in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul, but lost their lives in a second blast in the area.
Faramarz, who was 28, studied journalism in Kazakhstan and worked for three years for TOLOnews.
"I remember each moment although it has been five years since his martyrdom. We could not forget the pain even for five seconds,” said Tamim, Faramarz brother.
"Samim was a friendly person, a close friend, and a coworker. Sometimes, when we finished work, we would go out and sit together. He was very interested in literature and Mawlana's poems and memorized many of Mawlana's poems,” said Esmatullah Niazi, head of newsgathering of TOLOnews.
Ramiz Ahmadi's father said that he still has not forgotten the pain of losing his son.
"It is quite difficult. His loss still makes me hurt. That pain has grown so serious that I myself got 10 or 12 illnesses,” said Noorullah Ahmadi, Ramiz’s father.
"He had a lot of dreams and was constantly thinking about his country and his fellow citizens. Ramez was a really kind man,” said Munir Ahmadi, Ramiz’s relative.
Kabul police said that at least 20 people were killed in this blast and 70 others were injured.