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2 Indians among the dead in Kabul suicide bombing

2 Indians among the dead in Kabul suicide bombing

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Jun 21, 2016 - 17:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two Indian nationals were among the 14 people killed in Monday’s suicide attack on a minibus carrying Nepalese in Afghan capital Kabul, the Indian Ministry of Externalinfo-icon Affairs (MEA) confirmed on Tuesday.

"We have learnt that two Indian nationals, Ganesh Thapa and Govind Singh from Dehradun died tragically in the blast in Kabul today morning," MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet.

Twelve Nepalese citizens were killed and nine others, including four Afghans, wounded in the suicide bombing on Monday.

The attack took place at around 6:00am in the limits of the 9th police district in Banai locality. The bomber rammed into a mini-bus carrying Nepalese security guards with a foreign company, leaving 14 dead and nine others hurt.

Following the first major attack during the ongoing holy month of Ramadaninfo-icon, Kabul residents claimed seeing several dead bodies lying at the scene and some injured individuals being shifted to hospital by ambulances.

The Islamic State (IS) and the Talibaninfo-icon have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Media reports said a Nepal Airlines aircraft will fly the injured and the bodies of 12 Nepali citizens, who were killed in the suicide bomb attack, to Kathmandu by Wednesday.

The Government of Nepal had decided to charter and send an aircraft for the repatriation of the June 20 Kabul suicide attack victims.  The Nepal Airlines aircraft is flying to Kabul this evening.

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