5 Nepalis injured in Kabul suicide bomb attack

Published On: May 31, 2017 06:33 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 31: Five Nepali nationals have been injured in terrorist vehicle bomb attacks in Kabul Wednesday morning. 

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs MoFA), the Embassy of Nepal in Islamabad informed that five persons were reportedly injured in the blast that resulted in the deaths of over 80 people and scores others critically injured. 

MoFA spokesman Bharat Raj Paudyal said while four persons have already been discharged after primary treatment in Kabul, while another injured is currently undergoing treatment in a Kabul hospital. “All those injured are in touch with their family members back in Nepal,” Paudyal told Republica. 

MoFA has declined to disclose the details of the injured persons at the request of the family members concerned. Officials said family members have asked them not to disclose the names as they are already in touch with their injured family members.

All those injured are security guards working at foreign diplomatic missions in Kabul. They lived in a camp, where expats and those working in foreign diplomatic missions live together in view of possible security threats. 

A massive bomb planted by terrorists in a sewage tanker exploded in the diplomatic zone in Kabul during the morning rush hour. The blast killed at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging several embassy buildings.

Nepal condemns attack
The government of Nepal strongly condemned the terrorist vehicle attack in Kabul. “The Government of Nepal conveys heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the Government and friendly people of Afghanistan as well as to the bereaved family members. It wishes speedy recovery of those injured,” said a press statement issued by MoFA. 

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