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Govt to send aircraft to Afghanistan to bring bodies of 12 Nepalis back home

Gorkha Post



KATHMANDU — The government of Nepal has arranged to send Nepal Airlines aircraft to bring the bodies of 12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide attack on early Monday morning.

At least 12 Nepali security guards were killed and seven others sustained critical injuries when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling in, in the Afghan Capital, Kabul yesterday morning.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa Tuesday said that the government has decided to send a aircraft to Afghanistan to bring home the remains of 12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide attack.

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.

The incident occurred when Nepalis were on their way to the Canadian embassy where they had been working as security guards, according to the Afghan Ministry of Interior.

A suicide bomber targeted a minibus which was carrying employees working for a foreign company in Banae area at 05:40 am (Afghanistan time) Monday.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring





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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