12 Nepalis out of 14 killed in Kabul suicide attack named

KATHMANDU: The Government of Nepal has made public the identity of 12 Nepalis, among 14 people, who were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul on Monday.

Though it earlier said 14 Nepalis were killed in the suicide attack -- alike international news agencies -- the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed it could not confirm the identity of two other victims.

"We could confirm that only 12 out of 14 people who were killed in the attack are Nepali citizens," MoFA Spokesperson Bharat Raj Paudyal, who earlier served as Nepal's Ambassador to Afghanistan, said.

MoFA, however, gave seven names in the list of those injured in the incident. Earlier it was reported that five Nepalis and four Afghans were injured in the terrorist attack carried about by the Taliban insurgents.

Some of the Nepali victims had served in the Nepali security forces before going to Afghanistan, according to an official at MoFA.

According to reports, the suicide bomber blew himself off targeting a minibus ferrying the Nepali security guards. They were hired by a private British company to provide security to the Canadian Embassy in the Afghan capital.

Suicide bomb attack victims 


Chandra Bahadur Rana Magar, Kathmandu

Amrit Bahadur Thapa, Lamjung

Dambar Bahadur Tamang, Nuwakot

Krishna Bahadur Dhungana, Chitwan

Suka Bahadur Gurung, Syangja

Jiwan Singh Thapa, Rupandehi

Madhusudan Koirala, Nuwakot

Bidur Bahadur Subedi Chhetri, Kathmandu

Lil Bahadur Gurung, Nuwakot

Nabin Bahadur Chhetri, Parbat

Akur Tamang, Sunsari

Hari Bahadur Baduwal Chhetri, Kathmandu


Prem Bahadur Chhetri, Morang

Chet Prasad Sherchan, Myagdi

Kumar Bahadur Gurung, Gorkha

Man Bahadur Thapa, Chitwan

Krishna Kumar Deuja, Chitwan

Amrit Rokaya Chhetri, Surkhet

Chyanwa Tamang, Nuwakot

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa wrote on Twitter that the Afghan Foreign Minister called him to express condolences over Nepalis' death in the terrorist attack.

According to him, he has asked the Afghan government to help in the treatment of injured and the repatriation of victims' bodies at the earliest.

Afganistan FM Salahuddin Rabbani called to express condolences.I asked to help in treatment of injured n repatriation of bodies at earliest

— Kamal Thapa (@KTnepal) June 20, 2016

Condemn the killing of 14 Nepalese nationals and injuring 5 in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul. MoFA seeking details of the dead and injured.

— MOFA of Nepal (@MofaNepal) June 20, 2016

At least 20 people were killed in three blasts in Kabul today, according to international news agencies.

Meanwhile, Canada's  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has termed today's suicide attack in Kabul 'cowardly'.

Today's attack on security workers in Kabul is appalling & cowardly. Our thoughts are with the victims as we stand with the Afghan people.

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 20, 2016