Nepal Citizens Killed In Kabul Attack To Be Brought Home


Kathmandu: Nepal’s Ministry of Labour and Employment Spokesperson Govinda Mani Bhurtel on Tuesday said that a Nepal Airlines aircraft will bring the injured and the bodies of 12 Nepali citizens, who were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghan capital Kabul by Wednesday.

The decision to send the aircraft was decided by the government earlier in the day. The Nepal Airlines aircraft is flying to Kabul these evening, reports the Himalayan Times. A Taliban suicide bomber on Monday attacked a minibus carrying the Nepali workers who were on their way to the Canadian Embassy in Kabul where they work.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) confirmed 12 names of those killed in the attack. Bhurtel informed that two of the seven injured Nepalis are in a critical condition and the government is mulling to take the two to New Delhi for further treatment.

He said that Nepal will take a decision whether to stop granting permission for foreign employment in Afghanistan after probing the incident and analysing the findings. The ill- fated Nepali nationals were hired by a British security consultancy firm, Sabre International, for the security of Kabul-based Canadian mission.