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14 Nepali security guards killed in Kabul suicide attack

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KABUL — 14 Nepali security guards were reportedly killed and a few others injured when a suicide bomber targeted their minibus in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday.

A suicide bomber has hit a minibus carrying foreign nationals in the Afghan capital Kabul, causing several casualties, reported Ariana News.

The explosion was heard around 6:00 pm early morning in the city.

According to the reports a suicide attacker has targeted a minibus carrying Nepali security guards in police district 9th in Kabul.

A security official has confirmed the attack, but saying it is early to speak about the exact number of causalities.

The identity of the dead, however, has not been confirmed.

Afghan police said it was not clear whether the victims were Afghans or Nepali security contractors. Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said police was working to identify the victims.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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