Pain and Desolation of Baqir-ul-Uloom Mosque Tragedy Survivors

Pain and Desolation of Baqir-ul-Uloom Mosque Tragedy Survivors

On November 21, 2016, the ignorant Daesh conducted a suicide attack targeting the religious ceremony of our people in Baqir-ul-Uloom mosque in Kabul leaving 57 dead and tens of innocent injured.

I met a few families who lost their loved ones in this heart-wrenching tragedy and they gave me a complete list of the victims too.

One of the victims was 11-year-old Meelad.
One of the victims was 11-year-old Meelad.

One of the victims was 11-year-old Meelad, a 6th grader. 27 days back, Meelad’s father (Muhammad Baqir, age 37) was ruthlessly murdered by unknown men on a dark night and till date, the assassins have not been arrested. Every time the family visits the police station, they are deceptively reassured.

31-year-old Amna (Meelad’s mother) is deeply grieved, weak and sick. In tears, she describes her agonizing pain:

“After the death of my husband, my main support was Meelad. He had many hopes, he always told me he wants to grow up to be a policeman and protect his country.”

, Meelad’s father (Muhammad Baqir, age 37) was ruthlessly murdered by unknown men on a dark night and till date, the assassins have not been arrested.
, Meelad’s father (Muhammad Baqir, age 37) was ruthlessly murdered by unknown men on a dark night and till date, the assassins have not been arrested.

Amna is living at her poor mother’s home with her two children (Muhammad Mehdi age 9 and Mustafa age 4) in Chahr Qila district in Kabul. The only breadwinner of this aggrieved family of eight is Amna’s 19-year-old brother Sajjad, who is working at a tailor shop and hardly managing a hand to mouth life.

Amna, sobbing hard, continued:

“I have no expectations from this government because they have done nothing for us. If they were concerned, they could find my husband’s killer. This is not a big area where the murderer could escape, they could have hunted him down the same night. Two months have passed and still there are no signs.”

Syed Khudaidad, a woodcutter, is another martyr of this bloody incident.
Syed Khudaidad, a woodcutter, is another martyr of this bloody incident.

Syed Khudaidad, a woodcutter, is another martyr of this bloody incident. He is survived by his three children (Abdul Khaliq age 12, Raza and Masooma age 6) who still cannot believe and hope for his return every night.

Khudaidad’s wife (Maryam, age 28) is currently living in a rented home in Shahrak Dawazda Imam and worried on how she would pay for her children’s school expenses, rent etc.

Feeling helpless and alone, she went on in a shaky voice,

“We have no one to help us, and my old father is a scrap metal collector, he needs help too. I am unfortunate now, Syed was our everything.”

family of martyr Sayed Khudaidad
family of martyr Sayed Khudaidad

Maryam’s mother Fatima, infuriated, shouted from the other room:

“A poor man’s child is always trampled underfoot, had it been Mohaqiq, Khalili or Ashraf Ghani’s son, would they be this negligent? They block all roads when travelling, they can ensure their own safety but not of poor and helpless people. Alas, may they face the same fate!”

family of martyr Sayed Khudaidad
Masooma 6-year-old (middle) surviving child of martyr Sayed Khudaidad


List of the victims of Masjid Baqir-ul-Uloom attack

S. No. Name Father’s Name Age Occupation Area/Province
1 Rasool Dad Feroz . . Bamyan
2 Syed Khalil Syed Anwar . . Bamyan
3 Syed Dil Agha Sayed Anwar . . Bamyan
4 Syed Khudaidad Syed Muhammad . . Bamyan
5 Juma Khan Muhammad Ali 59 Laborer Wardak
6 Ali Ahmad Qurban Ali 45 Ironsmith Wardak
7 Hussain Dad Ramazan Ali 50 Ironsmith Wardak
8 Ramazan Ali Naik Muhammad . . Wardak
9 Nawroz Ali Hussain Ali 25 Laborer Parwan
10 Amad Uddin Khan Shirin . . .
11 Muhammad Ali Haji Hussain . . .
12 Muhammad Saleem Muhammad Jamil 21 Journalist Paktia
13 Syed Toofan Syed Naeem 13 Student Sanglakh
14 Syed Hamid Syed Naeem 15 Student Sanglakh
15 Muhammad Nadir Muhammad Rahim 19 Ironsmith Qandahar
16 Syed Gul Agha Syed Jalil . . .
17 Syed Qurban Syed Muhammad Shah . . .
18 Muhammad Faridoon Muhammad Ali 31 Laborer Wardak
19 Muhammad Raza Ramazan 32 Laborer Wardak
20 Meelad Baqir 11 Student Ghazni
21 Muhammad Samim Shah Wali 17 Student Baghlan
22 Muhammad Noman Muhammad Afzal 22 Mechanic Chahr Qila (Kabul)
23 Babar Muhammad . . . .
24 Ali Muhammad Abdul Baqi 50 Laborer Taimani (Kabul)
25 Mehdi Hussain Dad . . .
26 Younis Ismael 50 Laborer Jarghi Nahor
27 Shahram Khashei Muhammad Hussain . . Jarghi Nahor
28 Maula Dad Baqir . . .
29 Aminullah Muhammad Musa . . Behsud (Bamyan)
30 Chaman Hussain Ghulam Hussain 35 Laborer Bamyan
31 Jaffar Mansoori Sultan Ali 7 . Behsud (Bamyan)
32 Azizullah Abdullah . . .
33 Sayed Shah Sayed Kazim Shah . . .
34 Habibullah Kashifi Muhammad Sarwar 30 . Samangan
35 Muhammad Maiwand Muhammad Zabih 14 Student Chahr Qila (Kabul)
36 Haseeb Ullah Shah Wali . . .
37 Muhammad Jawed Shirin Agha 22 Laborer .
38 M. Zia Mahmudi Muhammad Riza . . Ghazni
39 Syed Baqir Mohaqiq . . . .
40 Raza Ibrahimi Safar Muhammad . . .
41 Muhammad Aziz . . . .
42 Sakhi Murad Muhammad Karim 50 Laborer Kunduz
43 Mohsin Fida Muhammad . . Abbas Qali
44 Hafizullah Samad Ali . . Turkman Dara
45 Ali Akbar Mansuri Sultan Ali 11 . Behsud (Bamyan)
46 عبدالله همدرد محمد ظاهر 21 محصل Wardak
47 M. Isa Nazari Nazar Muhammad 70 Shopkeeper Parwan
48 Ramazan Ali Dadد 28 Laborer Ghor

The identity of the remaining six remain unknown.

suicide attack on baqarelolum mosque
On November 21, 2016, the ignorant Daesh conducted a suicide attack targeting the religious ceremony of our people in Baqir-ul-Uloom mosque in Kabul leaving 57 dead and tens of innocent injured.
suicide attack on baqarelolum mosque
suicide attack on baqarelolum mosque
suicide attack on baqarelolum mosque