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Nepal’s envoy to Saudi discharged from hospital


Kathmandu : Nepal’s Acting Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ananda Prasad Sharma, who was admitted to the King Faisal Hospital following a knife attack, has been discharged.

A Nepali national, who was taking shelter in the embassy, attacked Sharma when was on duty at his office in Riyadh yesterday.

Second Secretary at the Embassy Bijay Raut said Sharma’s health condition is normal, reports Daily Star.

The motive behind the attack is not yet clear. Moreover, the name and other details of the attacker have not been disclosed yet.

The suspect has been nabbed by the Saudi Police and would face punishment as per the Saudi law.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the incident against the diplomatic official and added that the embassy had been directed to look into the issue and report at the earliest.

MoFA spokesperson Tara Prasad Pokharel said that the attacker was living at a shelter on the Nepali Embassy premises for some time after being declared ‘illegal’ in the Gulf kingdom and was in the process of returning home.(ANI)

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