My friend and colleague, Ragaei Abdelfattah, was killed by a suicide bomber in Kunar on August 8. Ragaei worked for USAID to help the people of Afghanistan, especially in Nangarhar.  He flew to Kunar with my boss, Jeff Lodinsky, and soldiers. While they were entering the Governor's compound, two suicide bombers detonated, killing Ragaei and three soldiers.  Jeff and some soldiers were wounded and were flown to Bagram for treatment.

We are all very sad and upset here.  Ragaei was a devout Muslim - he fasted during Ramadan and last year, made Hadjj. I'm sure he never believed that he would be killed by another Muslim.  

An Imam was here on the base during the ceremony when soldiers placed Ragaei's body and the body of the three deceased soldiers on helicopters.  Their bodies were taken to Bagram and then home to the United States.  Ragaei lived in Philadelphia, where I am from. He had a wife and two teenage sons. 

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Comment by Robina Haleemzai*Alaie* on November 8, 2012 at 10:17am

Hi Anna!!!

Wish you are ok we are associated with you in this bad news…….

We will pray to him may Allah bless him he was a complete Muslims so no one has the rights to take others life from them without Allah….

In fact they are not Muslims doing bomb blasts and killing innocent people they are the enemies of Afghanistan they can’t endurance the promotion and development of Afghanistan.

So we always want from Allah to never succeed them in their bad aims.

Wish for the better and successful Afghanistan:

All the best

Jamila alaie high school

Comment by King Darwish_Check on October 17, 2012 at 1:17pm

Hello dear Anna
Hope you be fine and doing well
Thank you for sharing new information with us
In fact, it is a bad and sadness news for me, I dear that he was a Muslim if he is Muslim he is passed he will in a good condition, I am very sad that a helper Muslim is killed. I hope all those who want to kill others and bring anarchy to our country are taking by government and see their punishment.
Darwishzaman from cheknowry high school
Best wishes

Comment by ismatulla on October 17, 2012 at 12:47pm

In the name of Allah.
Hello to all of GCEP students.
Hope to be fine and doing well.
Thanks a lot from your topic that you have written.
This is news of very sadness that he was killed and I got very upset that one of our Muslim brothers was died in a bomb blast and Allah almighty blessed him.
This is ismatullah shinwari from cheknawry high school.

Comment by abdul wahab on October 16, 2012 at 11:02pm

Hello dear Anna!
I got really sad when I come to know about Mr. Ragaei who has passed away in a bomb blast. As the Ragaei was a Muslim and had fast during the time when he killed, I am totally believe that he is in peace now. I hope him success in the other world. And on behalf of students and teachers here I wish his family tolerance and patience. I also appreciate his hard work for Afghanistan.
have a good time
All the best!
Abdulwahab silab from Tajrobawee high school CETC computer lab.

Comment by hamidullah momin on August 18, 2012 at 10:31am

respected Anna

hope to fine and sound.

this suicid was blost near to my shop in Kunar .and also the civilians were killed and wounded too,

thanks

Comment by said Jawad on August 12, 2012 at 5:34pm

Greeting Anna,
A tragedy in Kunar happened with your friend Ragaei and other soldiers, it got me so worry and in this time I feel very bad, because our brother Muslim killed, now a days you are looking to the situation of Kunar province, Pakistani force or some other are attack there day by day and they are killing innocents people of Kunar province, the day before yesterday I heard that Pakistani soldiers assault and bombers the rocket and killed many more peoples and also 300 hundred homes are destroyed, so my request form our government to send more security for handle the Kunar.
Said jawad Abdul wakil GCEPE Lab.

Comment by Ulfat on August 11, 2012 at 9:00am

Greeting Dear Anna

I got really sad when I come to know about Mr. Ragaei who has passed away in a bomb blast. As the Ragaei was a Muslim and had fast during the time when he killed, I am totally believe that he is in peace now. I hope him success in the other world. And on behalf of students and teachers here I wish his family tolerance and patience. I also appreciate his hard work for Afghanistan. 

All the best

Ulfat Kazemi 

Comment by irfan khan safi on August 10, 2012 at 10:47pm

Hello Madam Anna !

hope you fine and doing well, this is so bad news, actually this is the work of those people who are the enemy of Afghanistan and Islam, no one is allowed in Islam to kill innocent person, and i got really upset of killing our Muslim brother may Allah forgive him and May Allah give him paradise . 

thanks !

Irfan khan safi from Abdul wakil high school .

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