Today’s bit of crap news, or first bit of crap news.
A good guy has been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a restaurant in Kabul. The BBC reports:
Labour’s MEP candidate for the South East has been confirmed as among 21 people killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack in the Afghan capital Kabul.
Dhamender Singh Phangurha, 39, known as Del Singh, was killed in the attack at a restaurant in the city.
Born and raised in Southampton, he was a volunteer at two charities for the homeless and mentored job seekers.
Southampton Itchen Labour MP John Denham said: “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.”
Fellow Labour MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds said: “Del was a very generous, warm-hearted man who was passionate about ending injustice and unfairness.
“He always spoke about how he was proud to have started his working life alongside his mother on the shop floor of Mr Kipling’s cakes in Eastleigh.
“Del then worked extremely hard to obtain university qualifications and go on to a career in international development.”
Aldershot Labour councillor Keith Dibble tweeted: “Devastated to hear the terrible news of the tragic death of Del Singh. A good friend and colleague. Our thoughts are with his family.”
He added: “Del Singh [went] out campaigning with us in Aldershot last year in the county elections. Del we will miss you.”
What a god damn waste.