10 Nepalis killed, one still missing as Hamas terrorist group attacks Israel

Blood stains a wall at an Israeli police station in Sderot after it was damaged during battles to dislodge Hamas militants who were stationed inside, on October 8, 2023. Israel's prime minister of October 8 warned of a "long and difficult" war, as fighting with Hamas left hundreds killed on both sides after a surprise attack on Israel by the Palestinian militant group. Photo: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP. (RSS)

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Kathmandu: In a devastating news, 10 Nepali nationals, who were held hostage by Hamas terrorist group in Israel, have been killed, it has been confirmed.

According to a source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the 17 Nepalis, who were held hostage by Hamas on Saturday, 10 are killed, one is missing, four are hospitalized, and two are safe.

Hamas, Palestinian Islamist militant group, launched the deadliest attacks on Israel in years on Saturday, killing scores of people in a surprise assault that combined gunmen penetrating into Israeli towns with a barrage of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, Reuters reported.

The foreign ministry in Kathmandu has said those in need can contact Nepali Embassy in Israel at +972(0)35168085, Ambassador Kanta Rizal at +972545864423, First Secretary Arjun Ghimire at +972528289300 or email at [email protected].