KATHMANDU: Mortal remains of 12 Nepalis, who were killed in Kabul suicide attack on Monday, arrived in Nepal on Wednesday.

The government this morning had sent a special aircraft of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to Kabul to bring the bodies back home.

The plane landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at  2:38 pm.

Afghanistan-based 24 Nepali workers wishing to come back to Nepal following the brutal attack had also arrived in Nepal on the same aircraft.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Banset and Minister for Labour and Employment Deepak Bohara had also reached the TIA to receive the bodies.

They also paid last tributes to the victims at the Airport itself.

Soldiers carry a coffin of one of 12 victims who were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul on Monday, at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Photo: Skanda Gautam
Soldiers carry a coffin of one of 12 victims who were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul on Monday, at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Photo: Skanda Gautam

As many as 12 Nepali security guards were killed and seven others injured when a suspected Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling in, in the Afghan Capital.

The Nepalis were on their way to the Canadian Embassy where they were working as guards.

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