Afghan killings: Bodies to arrive in India on Apr 16

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New Delhi, Apr 15: The bodies of two Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan would be brought here from Kabul tomorrow.

The bodies of M Pratap Singh, an engineer, and C Govindaswamy, a mason, would be airlifted from Kabul in Kam Airlines, a private carrier operating in Afghanistan. The two were killed in the terror attack carried out by the suspected Taliban extremists near Minar in Nimroz province of Afghanistan on Saturday. Five others -- Bishram Oroan, Vikram Singh, Mohammad Nazin Khan, Anil Kumar Thampee and Mayaram -- were also wounded in the attack.

The bodies would arrive at the IGI Airport here at 1000 hrs tomorrow and then kept in state at 'Shradhanjali Sthal' in the cargo area of the domestic airport till 1400 hrs.

From there, the body of Singh would be flown to his hometown Varansi and that of Govindaswamy to Tippanapalli in Tamil Nadu.

Nearly 400 BRO personnel are engaged in the construction of a 218-km highway between Zaranj and Delaram in Afghanistan as part of India's assistance in reconstruction of war-torn country.


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