Five Nepalese Injured in Kabul Attack Brought to Delhi Hospital

There were several casualties when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Updated23 Jun 2016, 03:29 AM IST
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Five Nepalese guards, injured in the suicide attack in Kabul two days ago, are under treatment at the Delhi-based Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, hospital authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

The injured Nepalese worked for private security company Sabre International to guard the Canadian embassy in Kabul.

On Monday, 12 Nepalese security guards were killed in a suicide blast targeting their minibus in Kabul. Nine other people were wounded, including five Nepalese and four Afghans.

The bodies of the 12 Nepalese guards killed were on Wednesday flown to Nepal in a special chartered flight. They were airlifted on Monday to Kathmandu.

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, 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 same Canadian mission where the suicide bombing took place.

(With agency inputs.)

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Published: 22 Jun 2016, 10:58 PM IST

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