Nepal to fly home bodies of 12 killed in Kabul attack
A meeting of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and the cabinet ministers on Tuesday morning decided to send a Nepal Airlines aircraft to Kabul to bring the mortal remains home, Oli’s Press Advisor Pramod Dahal told Xinhua news agency.
Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa, who is also in charge of foreign affairs, said the government has made preparations to send an aircraft to Kabul to bring home the injured and the caskets of the Nepalis killed in the attack.
The Nepali nationals were working as security guards with the Kabul-based Canadian embassy, and were hired out by Sabre International, a British security consultancy firm. At least seven Nepali security guards working with the Canadian embassy were also injured in the terror attack.
At least 14 guards -- 12 Nepali and two Indians -- were killed and nine persons were injured after a suicide bomber struck a minibus in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday.