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.

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Victim of bomb attack worked in number of war zones

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."


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Tributes to South East MEP candidate Del Singh

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.

– John Denham MP

MPs saddened by Labour candidate's death in blast

Simon Chase was 'well-respected in community'

Simon Chase, who was one of the two Britons killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack in Kabul yesterday, was "well-known and well-respected" in the local community.

Mayor of Limavady Gerry Mullan, who extended his condolences to Mr Chase's family, said:

"There is cloud that has descended upon the local community who are very shocked and saddened by his loss," said the SDLP councillor.

"He was a well-known and well-respected figure in the community."


British victim of Kabul attack was living with fiancee

The victim of a suicide attack in Kabul had been living with his fiancee in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Mr Chase's fiancee Norma McDowell was being comforted by family and friends after learning of the news.

It is understood the couple lived together with two children in the Drumachose Park area of the town.

The ex-Cheshire Regiment soldier had worked as a nightclub doorman in Limavady before travelling to Kabul to work in the security industry.

Labour figures express sadness over Del Singh death

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.

MEP pays tribute to 'talented young activist' Del Singh

Labour MEP candidate Del Singh, who was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, was a talented and young activist with his whole future ahead of him, an MEP has said.

Claude Moraes tweeted:

Mr Singh was a committed Labour activist and had campaigned for the party at every election since 1992.

Earlier, Labour leader Ed Miliband condemned the "deplorable and tragic" act of terrorism which killed Mr Singh and Simon Chase.

Simon Chase named as one of Brits killed in Kabul blast

A British man killed in a bomb blast in Kabul has been named as Simon Chase.

Mr Chase was one of two Britons among the dead in the attack in Kabul, which killed at least 21 people.

The Foreign Office earlier named the other British national as Dhamender Singh Phangurha who was a Labour MEP candidate.

The FCO confirmed they were providing consular advice to the two victims' families at this difficult time.

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