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Afghan stab victim sought safety in UK after Taliban killed family

Nasiri Moosakhan, 20, was killed when he was stabbed in the heart

A young man stabbed to death in London had fled Afghanistan after the Taliban executed his family, according to his cousin.

Nasiri Moosakhan, 20, was playing football with friends in a park before a heated argument escalated into violence last weekend.

Moosakhan was stabbed in the chest, wounding his heart. He died in the park despite efforts by the emergency services.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder.

Known as Musa, the young man had travelled to London from the Kunduz province in Afghanistan two years ago after the Taliban killed his mother, father and brother.

Daud Musafer, 28, told the Evening Standard: “I cannot believe this has happened in the UK, in London. I told him he would be safe here, in the champion of countries, in the best city.”.

A friend told the newspaper: “It was a stupid argument. It was over in a second . . . it was horrible.”

Updated: October 19, 2017 05:27 AM