Kamal Hamade

 

 

 

Age: Not stated

 

Summary: Lebanese restaurateur and charismatic owner of the popular Lebanese restaurant Taverna du Liban located in the diplomatic district of Kabul, Afghanistan who was known to a generation of diplomats, aid workers and journalists as a figure akin to Humphrey Bogart's shrewd nightclub owner in Casablanca for creating an oasis of hospitality in a time of war and whose restaurant was one of about a dozen places in Kabul that welcomed both middle-class Kabulis and many of the thousands of foreigners who have come to work in the capital in the 12 years since the Taliban were pushed from power harbouring Osama bin Laden after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a suicide bombing

 

Born: No source

 

Died: January 17, 2014

 

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan