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Bodies of Kabul victims handed over to families

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KATHMANDU — Bodies of each of the 12 Nepalis killed in Monday’s terrorist attack in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul were airlifted to Kathmandu on Wednesday and handed them over to their families.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa were present at Tribhuvan International Airport when Nepal Airlines Corporation’s chartered Airbus landed with the bodies from Afghanistan this afternoon.

Families of the deceased who had reached Tribhuvan International Airport to receive the bodies broke down in tears as the pink-and-white coffins, tagged with the names of the dead, were lined up.

24 Nepalis who used to guard Canadian Embassy in Kabul, along with the deceased, also returned home in the same NAC flight.

All the 24 returnees had gone to Afghanistan via the official channel and were hired by Sabre International to guard the Canadian Embassy.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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