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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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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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