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Bodies of 6 Indians killed in Kabul attack brought home

The bodies of six Indians killed in the Taliban attack in Kabul were flown to the national capital this evening in a special aircraft.

Eight other Indians who were injured in the terror strike on two guest houses in the Afghan capital were also brought to the city in the plane.

President Pratibha Patil, who was returning from Pune, offered her tributes to the victims at the Palam Technical Area where the aircraft had landed. She also spoke to the relatives of the victims.

“She came back from Pune after a scheduled visit. The President upon landing came to know about the arrival of the bodies from Kabul. She waited for about ten minutes and placed a wreath,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.

The injured persons were taken to Army Hospital, Research and Referral, for treatment.

Ten people, including five Indian Army officers, were injured in the strike.

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