The British man killed in a terrorist car bomb attack in Afghanistan has been named by government officials as Michael Hampshire, from Huddersfield.
Mr Hampshire was working as a security contractor for the close protection team of the EU Police Mission in Kabul when he was killed.
In a statement released through the Foreign Office, Mr Hampshire's family said he was a "loving fiancé, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend to everyone who knew him".
No words can explain what we are going through at this time and we will miss Michael dearly.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank people for the messages we have received but would now like, as a family, to grieve for Michael in peace.
Known as Mic, Mr Hampshire leaves behind a fiancée of more than six months, Claire Taylor.
The attack appears to have deliberately targeted vehicles belonging to the EU police training mission. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned the "cowardly" attack that has killed at least three people, including a Briton, and wounding 18.
He said: "This is the second attack in a matter of days for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility and I strongly condemn their cowardly actions.
"I can confirm that a British security contractor is among those killed in the attack. His family has been informed and my thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time. Consular staff stand ready to provide support.
"Two Afghan women have also sadly lost their lives and many more have been injured. These attacks must not stop the people of Afghanistan, with the support of the international community, working towards a more peaceful future."
A Foreign Office has confirmed that a British national has been killed in a terror attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near the international airport in the capital, Kabul, killing at least three people and wounding 18.
A spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a British national was tragically killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul this morning. We stand ready to provide consular assistance to the family."
The attack this morning appears to have targeted vehicles of the European Union police training mission. The car bomb was detonated near the office of the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority, which is a few hundred metres from the airport terminal. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack.
A loud explosion rocked the Afghan capital and witnesses told a television station the blast was near Kabul's airport.
There was no immediate word on any casualties or the cause of the blast. Tolo TV cited witnesses near Kabul's airport saying that the explosion was in that area.
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Gunman armed with AK-47 rifles killed five foreigners at a party in a popular guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan, officials said.
An American citizen is confirmed as one of the victims of the late night attack yesterday on the Park Plaza guest house, the US Embassy in Afghanistan has confirmed.
The attackers trapped several people inside before a shootout with security forces.
At least 16 people were rescued from the guest house, an army commander said.
"It happened when we were entering the front yard, and the eight of us immediately ran into the house and hid under the bed," said Hasib Salmadi, a local musician who was among the hostages freed from the guesthouse.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Three people have been killed and almost a dozen injured after a suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying government employees in Afghanistan.
Taliban insurgents have claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened near the attorney general's office in the west of capital city Kabul - the second bus attack in the area in just a week.
The bus was carrying people home from work when the bomber struck, killing three and injuring 10.
Violence has continued in Afghanistan since the withdrawal of many foreign forces last year.
Interpreters who risked their lives working for the British military in Afghanistan are taking legal action over a Government assistance scheme they say unlawfully discriminates against them.
The two men, regarded by the Taliban as "infidel spies", are seeking judicial review at London's High Court.
They argue the scheme is unfair and unlawful because, with certain exceptions, assistance is not available to staff who left British employment before December 2012.
Their lawyers contend they are being discriminated against and treated differently to Iraqi interpreters who were given assistance when their lives became endangered through assisting the British in the Iraq war.
US President Barack Obama has said he "profoundly" regrets the deaths of two aid workers held hostage at an Al Qaeda compound near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan during a US counter-terror operation.
Mr Obama said he had offered "deepest apologies" to the families of American Dr Warren Eeinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto.
He also confirmed that a review had been ordered into the tragedy.
"We will identify the lessons that can be learned from this tragedy and any changes that should be made.
"We will continue to do everything we can to prevent the loss of innocent lives…in our counterterrorism operations", he added.
The United States said an American counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages, one American and one Italian, who were held by al Qaeda in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The operation in which American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto were killed also resulted in the death of an American al Qaeda leader, Ahmed Farouq, the White House said. Another American al Qaeda member, Adam Gadahn, also was killed, likely in a separate operation, the White House added.
In a statement, the White House expressed sorrow over the hostage deaths and said the United States had no reason to believe hostages were at the targeted compound.