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PM Oli, DPM Thapa condemn Kabul suicide attack

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NEW DELHI — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has condemned the Taliban suicide bomb attack that killed 14 Nepalis in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, on Monday morning.

“I have been stunned by the Kabul suicide bombing in which 14 innocent Nepali migrant workers were killed,” PM Oli twitted.

Meanwhile, he has also expressed heart-felt condolence to the families of victims and wished speedy recovery for those injured in the unspeakable incident.

Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa has also condemned the attack.

“Shocked to hear the death of 14 Nepalese in a terrorist attack in Kabul today. Strongly condemned this heinous crime against innocent people,” Thapa tweeted Monday.

At least 14 Nepali security guards were killed in the Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan on Monday morning.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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