KATHMANDU, AUGUST 18
Seventy-two more Nepali migrant workers that were recently rescued from Afghanistan after the Taliban took over the Afghan capital, have arrived in Nepal on Wednesday morning.
A Qatar Airways aircraft carrying the evacuees landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 9:15 am this morning, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
The Nepali citizens were rescued by US and British armed forces and taken to London from Afghanistan and then brought to Nepal Qatar via Doha, the CAAN informed.
The returnees, upon reaching Nepal, will be kept in a holding center and eventually sent to their homes after completing the Covid-19 quarantine protocol.
On Tuesday, a total of 205 Nepalis were rescued from Afghanistan and brought to Nepal in two phases.
With the withdrawal of the United States Armed forces from Afghanistan after 20 years, the Taliban forces have swiftly taken over the major cities including the 'capture' of Kabul, the capital city, on Sunday.
Following the takeover of Kabul, Afghani President Ashraf Ghani fled the country the same day, leaving the capital at mercy of the Taliban.