India Sends Aircraft to Kabul to Fly Back Dead Bodies of Indian Nationals

India has sent a special plane to Afghani capital of Kabul, where six Indians, including army officials, were killed yesterday in bomb blasts, to bring back their bodies, said media reports.

IAF officials said that a Boeing 737-200 aircraft from the Palam-based Communication squadron took off from New Delhi in the morning to bring back dead bodies and those who were wounded, said reports.

On plane is aboard a team of medical officers and a stock of medicines, said reports.

Besides, a team of army officers from the Ministry of External Affairs have gone to Kabul to take stock of the security situation there in the background of the attacks yesterday, reports said.

The Indians, who died in yesterday’s explosions, include two army officers, government officials, an ITBP constable and a tabla player who was part of a cultural delegation to Afghanistan, said reports.

Five other army officers were also injured in the attack.

The bombers struck at a number of guest houses, particularly at Park Residence, rented out by the Indian embassy for its staffers and those linked to India’s developmental work in Afghanistan.

(Based on internet reports)

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