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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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Magnitude 8.2 quake rattles Fiji

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A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

“I would not expect any damage. People will feel it but it’s so deep that I would not expect any damage,” USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

The epicenter was located 167 miles (270 km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443 km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire.

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