AFP photographer Shah Marai killed in Kabul blast


AFP's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was killed in a blast on Monday.

KABUL - Tributes are pouring in for AFP&39;s chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai.

Marai was killed on Monday in a secondary explosion targeting a group of journalists who had rushed to the scene of a suicide blast in the Afghan capital.

The explosion came minutes after the initial blast, which was detonated by an assailant on a motorcycle and left at least four other people dead, police said.

According to his profile on the AFP website, Marai joined the agency in 1995 as a driver.

He picked up a camera three years later.

* See some of Marai&39;s striking photos in the gallery above.

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