127 Nepalis return home from Afghanistan

US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry welcomes Nepalis rescued from Kabul. Photo: US Embassy

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Kathmandu: A total of 127 Nepalis who had left Afghanistan after the Taliban took control over the country have returned home on Tuesday. They were deployed at the US and Canadian missions among others in Afghanistan.

They had reached Doha from Kabul Airport and arrived in Kathmandu through a flight of Jazeera Airways at around 10:30 am.

Preparations have been made to keep them at a holding center or quarantine after the health examination.

Photo: US Embassy

Many expatriates in Afghanistan have been returning to their home countries or elsewhere since the Taliban insurgents have taken over the Afghani President’s office. Many countries’ governments have been airlifting their citizens at risk in Afghanistan. But, the government has failed to make a tangible plan to rescue Nepalis from Afghanistan.

As many as 1,500 Nepalis are said to be in Afghanistan at the moment, according to a BBC report.