People Line Streets of Irvine, California, to Honor Marine Killed in Afghanistan

People lined streets in Irvine, California, on Friday, September 17, as a procession passed honoring 20-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, who was killed in Afghanistan on August 26.

Nikoui was a resident of Norco, according to the Irvine Police Department, which released this video. Nikoui’s casket arrived at Ontario Airport and was then taken to a mortuary in Riverside, California, where he was buried on Saturday, according to local media.

“Hundreds of police officers from Southern California were part of the procession,” the police department "wrote"": “Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time.”

Nikoui was one of 13 service members and over 160 Afghan civilians killed in an attack on Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. Credit: Irvine Police Department via Storyful

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