13th Kabul blast victim's body arrives in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Mortal remains of Chyangwa Tamang, who succumbed to injuries in the June 20 suicide bomb attack in Kabul of Afghanistan,  arrived in Nepal on Friday.

Tamang is the thirteenth Nepali citizen who lost his life in the terrorist attack, apparently carried out by Taliban.

A total of 14 people, 12 Nepalis and two Indians, were killed on the spot, when a suicide bomber targeted a minibus ferrying security guards in the Afghan capital providing their service to the Canadian Embassy.

Tamang, who was among seven other Nepalis who sustained injuries, was receiving treatment in the Afghan capital. While six others were evacuated to New Delhi for further treatment, he was kept at Kabul owing to his critical condition.

A resident of Nuwakot district, Tamang breathed his last in Kabul on  Wednesday.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tamang's body was brought to Kathmandu at around 8:30 am today. The body was subsequently handed over to the bereaved family.

Mortal remains of late Chyangwa Tamang arrived in time and duly handed over to the family.

— MOFA of Nepal (@MofaNepal) June 24, 2016

The body, which was airlifted to the Indian capital yesterday afternoon, was brought to Kathmandu by the Air India flight 213.

Earlier, the bodies of 12 victims were directly airlifted to Kathmandu from Kabul on a chartered flight on Wednesday.

The ill-fated Nepalis were hired by a British security consultancy firm, Sabre International, for the security of the Kabul-based Canadian mission.