Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli receiving Kabul returnees at Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday (Sangeet Sangraula/Republica)
KATHMANDU, June 22: A flight of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) with the bodies of 12 Neaplis killed in the Taliban suicide bomb attack has landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Minister for Labor Deepak Bohara have reached the airport to receive the bodies.
The kin of victims have already reached the TIA after hearing that the bodies of their family members are being brought in a special chartered flight.
The security personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police, high ranking officials at Immigration Department based at TIA had been informed on PM’s visit to TIA.
24 return to Kathmandu on NAC flight
Nepal government had sent a special chartered plane to Kabul at 3:30 am today to fetch the bodies of 12 Nepalis killed in Talibani suicide bomb attack.
Other Nepali citizens who wish to come back home in the same flight could also be accommodated in the plane to the possible extent, Bharat Paudel, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, had said.
Tirtha Raj Aryal, Nepal’s acting ambassador to Pakistan, to Kabul had coordinated with the hospitals and Afghan authorities for medical evacuation of the injured Nepalis as well as for bringing the dead bodies to Nepal.