The Ministry of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Science (MCIT) said Sayed Abdul Hanan Hashemi, the head of Afghansat 1 satellite in Afghan Telecom, was killed in a mine explosion in Kabul.
MCIT spokesperson Abdul Samad Hamid Poya said the explosion took place in the Bot Khak area of Kabul on Sunday.
He said a magnetic mine at the entrance of Hashemi’s house exploded while he was leaving for work.
Pouya called him a committed and honest employee who had worked in various departments of the MCIT for the past six years.
He described the incident a “crime.”
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.