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Govt sends aircraft to airlift bodies of 12 Nepalis

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KATHMANDU — The government has sent a Nepal Airlines aircraft to Kabul to airlift the bodies of 12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide attack.

A Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) aircraft has left for Afghanistan early Wednesday morning (3:00AM) and will come back with the dead bodies and those injured in the attack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The government has decided to send an aircraft to bring home the assortments of Nepali nationals killed and those injured in the terrorist suicide attack in Kabul, the Capital of Afghanistan on Monday morning.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Kamal Thapa on Tuesday tweeted to make public the decision mentioning that necessary preparations were being made towards that end.

12 Nepali security guards were killed and seven others injured when a suspected Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling in.

The Nepalis were on their way to the Canadian Embassy where they work as guards.

The ill-fated Nepalis were hired by a British security consultancy firm, Sabre International, for the security of Kabul-based Canadian mission.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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