Shah Marai Faizi, a dedicated family man, a brave and terrific colleague, friend and accomplished war photographer was killed in Kabul, Monday April 30. Twenty-five people, including nine journalists, were killed in the double suicide bombing. ISIS later claimed responsibility. A BBC reported was shot dead on the same day.
Marai initially worked as a driver for Agence-France Presse (AFP) during the civil war between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance led by Ahamad Shah Masood. He took photographs part-time, learning from veterans in the AFP office. He became a full time photographer in late 1999.