Issuing a press note on the suicide attack that took the lives of 14 Nepali security guards, Prime Minister expressed heartfelt condolences to the dead and sympathy to the bereaved family. He also wished the speedy recovery of wounded.
Fourteen Nepali security guards working for the Canadian Embassy in Kabul were killed after a suicide bomber attacked their mini bus. Nine other people were wounded, including five Nepalese and four Afghans.
“I am shocked to hear that 14 Nepalis were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. I express my heartfelt condolences,” Oli said in a statement. The Nepal government strongly deplores the heinous crime in Kabul, said the Nepali premier adding: “I wish the early recovery of those who were injured in the incident.”
Prime Minister expressed his belief that those terrorist elements behind the heinous attack would be brought under the book.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa also condemned the attack. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was seeking details about the victims and those injured. Nepal has no embassy in Afghanistan. Its mission in Islamabad is concurrently responsible for the country’s Afghan affairs.
The attack was carried out at around 5.40 a.m. by a suicide bomber who approached the bus which was carrying the victims. Sediq Sediqi of the Afghan Interior Ministry said primary reports revealed that the Nepali nationals worked for Canada’s embassy in Kabul, Xinhua reported. Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack