118 Nepalis arrive from Afghanistan

Photo Courtesy: US Embassy

Kathmandu: A total of 118 Nepalis have arrived in Kathmandu from Afghanistan via Kuwait. They landed at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport this morning on a Jazeera Air flight.

They were rescued by US Air Force from Kabul, Afghanistan, and flown to Doha, Qatar. They were brought to Kathmandu from Doha via Kuwait.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also informed through Twitter that 118 Nepalis have come to Kathmandu.

More Nepalis are still waiting for rescue in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that 134 Nepalis have been contacted till Monday evening and all those who came in contact will be rescued.

President Ashraf Ghani has fled Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country. Various countries have continued to rescue their citizens by sending troops. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has written a letter to the United Nations and allied countries urging them to rescue Nepalis as well.