- Title: Indian sand artist pays tribute to victims of deadly Kabul airport attack
- Date: 28th August 2021
- Summary: PURI, ODISHA, INDIA (AUGUST 28, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF SAND ARTIST SUDARSAN PATTNAIK GIVING FINAL TOUCHES TO SAND ART SAND ART OF CHILD HOLDING HAND TEXT ON SAND ART READING (English): "STOP TERRORISM" VARIOUS OF SAND ART TEXT ON SAND ART READING (English): "TRIBUTE TO THE INNOCENTS KILLED IN KABUL AIRPORT" SAND ART (SOUNDBITE) (English) SAND ARTIST, SUDARSAN PATTNAIK, SAYING: "We condemn the attacks that took place at Kabul airport and this is a tribute through my art to the innocent lives that were lost." PATTNAIK GIVING FINAL TOUCHES TO SAND ART
- Embargoed: 11th September 2021 16:00
- Keywords: Afghanistan India Kabul airport attack Odisha Sudarsan Pattnaik Taliban sand art
- Location: PURI, ODISHA, INDIA
- City: PURI, ODISHA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES71ETR
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- Story Text: India's renowned artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, on Saturday (August 28) created a sand sculpture in eastern Puri city to pay tribute to the victims of deadly bombing outside Kabul airport.
Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K), an affiliate of militants who previously battled U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq, said it had carried out Thursday's attack, which killed dozens of people - including Afghans who were trying to leave the country.
Pattnaik, in his sand sculpture, created a girl holding a bruised hand in between reading 'Stop terrorism' and 'Tribute To The Innocents Killed In Kabul Airport'.
"This is a tribute through my art to the innocent lives that were lost," Pattnaik said.
Thursday's attack marked the first U.S. military casualties in Afghanistan since February 2020 and represented the deadliest incident for American troops there in a decade.
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