23 August 2021, Kathmandu
As many as 860 Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan have come in contact with the Nepali authorities after the Taliban seized power.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 558 people have been rescued and brought to Nepal so far.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, another 356 Nepalis have registered their details on the consular department’s web portal for the rescue and repatriation process till Sunday evening.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sewa Lamsal said that the rescue operation was underway.
The rescue operation is being carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Consular Services, and the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.