IAF special plane brings bodies of slain Indians in Kabul attack

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): A special Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft on Saturday evening brought back the bodies of the Indians, who were killed in the suicide bombings carried out by Taliban militants in Kabul on Friday morning.

At least 10 Indians have been reportedly killed in the series of explosions and gunfire at a kebab shop near a nine-story shopping complex which houses the Safi Landmark Hotel, in which several Indian citizens were staying.

The Indians, who died in the incident, include two army officers, government officials, an Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) constable and a tabla player, who was part of a cultural delegation to Afghanistan.

Five other army officers were also injured in the attack.

According to IAF sources, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft from the Palam-based Communication squadron had taken off from New Delhi for Afghanistan on Saturday morning.

The aircraft also carried a team of medical officers and medicines.

A team of army officers and officials deputed with the External Affairs Ministry also went to Kabul to review the security arrangements in and around the Indian embassy and residential areas.

The bombers struck at a number of guest houses, particularly at Park Residence, which is home to several Indian embassy staffers and those linked to India's developmental work in fghanistan.(ANI)

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