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Several government employees including some Nepali guards dead as blast hits minibus in central Kabul: Reports

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Several persons were killed and wounded when a minibus carrying government officials was hit by a bomb blast in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, Reuters reported, citing police and witnesses.

Conflicting reports claimed there were foreign nationals inside the vehicle.

A witness described seeing multiple victims and two injured individuals. The victims were reportedly being rescued from the mangled vehicle.

There was some uncertainty about the identity of the victims. One police official at the scene said the yellow bus had been carrying government employees to their offices in the city.

Another said the passengers may have been Nepali security guards.

Meanwhile, Ariana News said that Nepali guards were inside the targeted minibus.

Twitter reports claimed that it was a suicide bombing and that the vehicle targeted was used by foreigners.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the blast, which occurred during Ramadan, Islam’s holy month.

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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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