Indian External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the ministry learnt that two Indian nationals, Ganesh Thapa and Govind Singh from Dehradun died in the blast in Kabul. He tweeted that “government is in touch with the families of Indian nationals & is working with the Afghan Govt to repatriate their mortal remains at the earliest”.
“The two Indians were working for a private security company Sabre International and probably deployed at the Canadian Embassy,” he added.
The suicide bomber approached the bus in Banahi area along Pule-Charkhi road which is also called Jalalabad road at around 5.40 am, before detonating his explosives, the Afghan interior ministry statement said.
Five Nepalese and four Afghans were wounded in the attack. The attacker too was killed on the spot and the blast also damaged several civilian vehicles and shops nearby.