Nepal receives bodies of 12 nationals killed in Kabul attack

Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) Nepal on Wednesday received the bodies of the 12 Nepalis killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.

The bodies of those killed on Monday were airlifted to Kathmandu through Nepal Airlines, Xinhua news agency reported.

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Basnet, among others, went to receive the bodies at the airport.

After offering final tributes to the victims, Oli expressed grief over the loss of the innocent persons in the violent act. He said it was an act of cowardice to kill Nepalis who did not have any relations or rivalry with Taliban.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.

Meanwhile, 24 Nepali nationals working in Afghanistan have also returned home owing to security concerns. All the returnees were working as security guards in the Canadian mission where the killed people worked.



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