Nepal brings back bodies of 12 Nepalis from Afghanistan

Kathmandu, June 22: The mortal remains of 12 Nepalis, who were killed in a Kabul suicide attack on Monday, were brought to Kathmandu by a special aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation on Wednesday. “We did not have any animosity with the Taliban, but why did they kill the innocent Nepali guards,” Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said.

The five Nepali security guards at the Cadian embassy, who were injured in the suicide bombing attack, were flown to New Delhi for further treatment.

As many as 12 Nepali and two Indian security guards were killed and seven others injured when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling in. Other 24 Nepalis working in Afghanistan also returned in the same flight. The Nepalis were on their way to the Cadian embassy where they were working as guards. The ill-fated Nepalis were hired by a British security consultancy firm, Sabre Intertiol, for the security of Kabul-based Cadian mission.

The incident was widely condemned, including by Indian Prime Minister rendera Modi, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and others. (IANS)