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Politician Del Singh, a prospective Labour Party candidate for the European Union, died in the suicide bombing on Friday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Singh mentored the local unemployed residents in Southampton, where he was born.
According to BBC News, Singh was an international development specialist managing EU and United Nations projects in developing countries, including Afghanistan, Libya and Sierra Leone.
The attack was carried out by a Taliban suicide bomber, and two men with guns at a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which sees many foreign visitors due to its close location to embassies and organizations.
The suicide attack was claimed by Taliban militants when they began fighting with the Afghan government, and U.S. forces.
The Daily Echo reports Singh participated in a 5k run to raise money for Palestinian children, and at the time he said, “All you hear are these horror stories coming out of Gaza about conflict and terrorist attacks but what people forget is that half of the population there are under the age of 16.”
Along with Singh, another Briton, and 2 American employees at the University of Afghanistan were killed.
Several tweets came from local politicians who wanted to express their devastation.
Devastated to hear the terrible news of the tragic death of Del Singh. A good friend and colleague. Our thoughts are with his family.
— Keith Dibble (@keithdibs) January 18, 2014