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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, June 30, 2011

American Student Writes Will in Kabul Hotel

Holographic-WillsSaiz Ahmed, an American Ph.D student studying in Kabul, spent hours huddled in his fourth-floor hotel room at the Hotel Inter-Continental while the hotel was under attack. At one point during the almost six hour ordeal, Ahmed decided to write his last will and testament.

Ahmed later recalled, “I’m sure none of us thought we were going to make it. I wrote my will—just in case.” Following Islamic law, Ahmed wrote down the charities he wished to donate to, and then placed his will in his pocket.

After spending hours in total darkness, Ahmed and the other guests were eventually rescued and safely removed from the hotel.

Prone on the floor, U.S. guest wrote his will in Kabul hotel, CCN Wire, Jun. 29, 2011.


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