- Associated Press - Saturday, January 29, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six members of a prominent Afghan family were among those killed when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at a supermarket in Kabul.

In a statement issued on Saturday, President Hamid Karzai expressed his deep sadness over the deaths of Dr. Massoud Yama, a young doctor at a military hospital, his wife, Hamida Barmaki, a political science professor at Kabul University, and their four children. She was an activist and served on the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.

Yama’s mother and Barmaki’s mother-in-law is former Afghan senator Maboba Hoqiqmal, who currently is Karzai’s legal affairs adviser.

Afghan police say at least eight people — some of them foreigners — died in the attack. Fifteen others were injured.


Associated Press writers Heidi Vogt in Kandahar and Deb Riechmann in Kabul contributed to this report.

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