2 Indians among 24 killed in Afghanistan

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.

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