Two Brits among 21 killed in Kabul suicide bomb blast
Two British nationals were among 21 people killed in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Kabul, the Foreign Office confirmed. Ed Miliband has paid tribute to Labour MEP candidate Del Singh, one of the Brits that died.
The sister of the Labour MEP candidate Del Singh from Southampton, has paid tribute to her brother after he was killed in Afghanistan at the weekend. Mr Singh was one of 21 victims who died in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.
His sister, Dishi Phangura, said: "In my eyes my brother was my hero. He was invincible.". She said she would work towards keeping his legacy alive.
A YouTube video has emerged of committed campaigner Del Singh who died in a bomb attack in Kabul in which he talks about working in a number of war torn countries.
In the video, which he posted in June Last year, he talks about his experience managing EU and UN projects in post-conflict countries, including Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya and Sierra Leone.
He said: "[My] experience includes over 10 years working in international development including working for the European Union, for the UN and for Department for International Development (DFID) in places such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Sudan."
South East Labour has issued a statement saying they are saddened and shocked by the news of Del Singh’s death in Kabul.
Del Singh, 39, was a committed campaigner who was described as being passionate about changing lives for the better.
Mr Singh was from the Southampton area and worked as an International Development Specialist.
He had over a decade of experience managing EU and UN projects in post-conflict countries, including Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya and Sierra Leone.
Closer to home the 39-year-old volunteered at two charities that supported homeless people and mentored job seekers.
John Denham MP paid tribute to Mr Singh describing him as an inspirational man:
Del was an inspirational man and simply one of the nicest people you could meet.
Everything he did - delivering development aid in some of the world’s most dangerous places, running a charity marathon in the heat of Gaza, or representing the Labour Party - was driven by a passion to make a real difference to people's lives.
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman is among the prominent figures within the party to have expressed their sadness at the death of MEP candidate Del Singh who was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul yesterday.