Mortal remains, injured Nepalese arrive home from Kabul post-suicide strike

, 5:39 PM IST

Kathmandu : The mortal remains of 12 Nepal citizens, who were killed in Kabul suicide attack and those injured arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Twenty four Nepali workers wishing to come back to home following the brutal attack on Monday also arrived on the same aircraft.

The plane landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 2:38 p.m. local time.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal tweeted, “RA special aircraft that brought the mortal remains and 24 Nepalese workers landed at TIA.”

Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Banset and Minister for Labour and Employment Deepak Bohara were also present at the airport to receive the bodies, reports the Himalayan Times.

Twelve Nepali workers were killed and seven others injured when a suspected Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling on Monday.

The Nepalis were on their way to the Canadian Embassy where they were working as guards. They were hired by a British security consultancy firm, Sabre International, for the security of Kabul-based Canadian mission. (ANI)