Editor’s note: Seven employees of popular TOLO TV were killed when their bus was targeted by a suicide bomber in Kabul on January 20, 2016. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Tolo is the sound of freedom
The sound of peace
The sound of our nation

The Taliban can’t silence us

We are united
We will defend our nation
The rights of our brothers and sisters

They can’t break us

Instead we ask these attackers
What was the sin of those
You killed?

They are Muslims
Who provided for their families
Served our people

We ask you

We ask ourselves
Over and over, again

Because they told the truth
About the cruelty
In our country.

By Najwa, age 15

Photo by TOLOnews