Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eight South Africans killed in Kabul suicide bombing named

Eight South African aviation workers in Kabul were killed on Tuesday 18th September 2012 when a female insurgent rammed a car laden with explosives into their minibus as they drove to Kabul airport.

They were working in Afghanistan for aviation firm Air Charter Solutions/BalmOral, organising private flights for charities and NGOs into and out of the country.

Their names have been released by the South African Department of International Relations and Co-operation.

"The Department has consulted with the families of the deceased and hereby releases their names with permission from their families," said spokesman Nelson Kgwete in a statement on Wednesday.

The victims were:

Christian Johannes Justus Pretorius, 30, from Pretoria, Gauteng

Fraser Angus Carey, 31, from Johannesburg, Gauteng

Brandon Quinn Booth, 47, from Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal

Johan Abraham van Huyssteen, 31, from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Johan Frederick Bouchaud, 30, from Johannesburg, Gauteng

Johannes Judenis Humphries, 65, from Centurion, Gauteng

Steven Leong, 31, from Johannesburg, Gauteng

Jenny Margaret Ayris, 46, from Scotland in the United Kingdom

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