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Nepal sending aircraft to bring bodies of Kabul suicide attack victims

Afghan security force personnel look through the broken windows of a bakery at the site of a suicide car bomb near the international airport in Kabul on December 28, 2015. A Taliban bomber has detonated an explosives-packed vehicle near Kabul airport in an attack on a NATO convoy, killing one civilian a day after Pakistan's army chief visited the Afghan capital in an effort to revive peace talks.Four other civilians were wounded in the early morning attack, which comes amid a worsening security situation in Afghanistan as the Taliban step up their nationwide offensive. "The bombing occurred near Kabul airport... We are finding out more details," Gul Agha Rohani, Kabul deputy police chief, told AFP. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai / AFP / SHAH MARAI

Kathmandu : Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa said the government has decided to send an aircraft to bring home the remains of 12 citizens who were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

A Taliban suicide bomber on Monday attacked a minibus carrying the Nepali workers who were on their way to the Canadian Embassy in Kabul where they work.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) confirmed 12 names of those killed in the attack.

The ill- fated Nepali nationals were hired by a British security consultancy firm, Sabre International, for the security of Kabul-based Canadian mission, reports the Himalayan Times.

Earlier today, former king Gyanendra Shah condemned and expressed condolence to the families of deceased and wished for speedy recovery of those injured in the incident. (ANI)