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NAC aircraft takes off from Kabul with mortal remains of 12 Nepalis

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KATHMANDU — A chartered flight of Nepal Airlines, flew to Kabul to bring mortal remains of Kabul attack victims, has taken off from Kabul International Airport.

The NAC RA 2442 Airbus left for Kabul at 3 am. According to a flightradar, which provides live updates about flights, the NAC plane has already taken off from the KIA.

The flight has also airlifted 24 migrant Nepalis in Afghanistan wishing to return home after the attack, MoFA stated on its tweet.

The flight was scheduled to take off at around 11 am but was delayed by an hour and expected to land at Tribhuvan International Airport at 3:00 PM today.

The bodies will be received by PM KP Sharma Oli at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Earlier, the government decided to send a chartered flight as the bodies have to be brought in Kabul International Airport via three connecting flights.

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

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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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