Two Indians killed in Kabul blast

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Two Indians were killed in the suicide blast targetting a mini bus carrying private security guards in Kabul on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

The Indian nationals were identified as Ganesh Thapa and Govind Singh from Dehradun.

At least a dozen Nepalese were also killed in the blast.

“We have learnt that 2 Indian nationals, Ganesh Thapa and Govind Singh from Dehradun died tragically in the blast in Kabul today morning,” tweeted MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

“Govt is in touch with the families of Indian nationals & is working with the Afghan Govt to repatriate their mortal remains at the earliest,” he further tweeted.

According to MEA sources, the two Indian nationals who died in Kabul were working for a private security company Sabre International and probably deployed at the Canadian Embassy.

Both the Islamic State terrorist group and the Taliban claimed responsibility for the bloodbath.

–IANS

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