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Two Indians killed in Kabul blast: MEA

21 Jun 2016, 03:26 GMT+10

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Two Indians were killed in a blast in Afghanistan capital city Kabul on Monday morning, confirmed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

"We have learnt that 2 Indian nationals, Ganesh Thapa

Govind Singh from Dehradun died tragically in the blast in Kabul today morning," MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet.

"Govt. is in touch with the families of Indian nationals

is working with the Afghan Govt to repatriate their mortal remains at the earliest," he added.

The Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Affairs earlier in the day confirmed the death of 14 Nepali security guards after a suicide attacker hit a minibus in Kabul.

A yellow minibus carrying Nepal and Afghan security guards was hit by a suicide bomber in the Banae area, PD9 Kabul city at around 5.40 a.m.

A statement issued by the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs confirmed all the victims are Nepali citizens, reports Kathmandu Post.

The statement added that nine others including five Nepalis and four Afghans were also injured in the attack.

Condemning the incident, the ministry has expresses its condolences to the families of the victims.

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa have also expressed grief at the incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet strongly condemned the Kabul attack and offered condolences to the Nepali people.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack which is said to be in revenge for execution of six Taliban prisoners. (ANI)

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