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Afghan govt confirms death of 14 Nepalese in Kabul Attack

Kathmandu : Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs has confirmed the death of 14 Nepali security guards after a suicide attacker hit a minibus in Kabul, early today.

A yellow minibus carrying Nepal and Afghan security guards was hit by a suicide bomber in the Banae area, PD9 Kabul city at around 5:40 a.m.

A statement issued by the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs confirmed all the victims are Nepali citizens, reports Kathmandu Post.

The statement added that nine others including five Nepalis and four Afghans were also injured in the attack.

Condemning the incident, the ministry has expresses its condolences to the families of the victims.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa have also expressed grief at the incident.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet strongly condemned the Kabul attack and offered condolences to the Nepali people.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack which is said to be in revenge for execution of six Taliban prisoners.(ANI)