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Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release on the killing of twelve Nepalese hostages in Iraq

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a press statement in Kathmandu on August 31, 2004, on the killing of 12 Nepalese hostages by the Islamist terrorist group Ansar-al-Sunna in Iraq. Presented below is the full text of the statement:

Press Release

His Majesty's Government (HMG) of Nepal is deeply shocked and immensely grieved to learn from different news networks that the terrorists, who had held 12 innocent Nepalese citizens captive in Iraq for last several days, have killed them mercilessly today, despite the earnest effort of the HMG and the urge and appeal from all quarters to release them.

His Majesty's Government strongly condemns the dastardly act of heinous crime against the innocent civilians. This barbarian act of terrorism to kill innocent civilians without asking for any conditions for their release is against the minimum behaviour of human civilization. HMG urges the international community to take stringent action against the perpetrators of this atrocity. HMG also vows to take action against those persons, who are found involved in illegal methods of recruitment of helpless Nepalese into Iraq resulting into this devastating tragedy.

At this grievous moment, HMG expresses deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families, and praise for the eternal peace of the departed souls.

At this moment of national despair, HMG appeals the countrymen and women to show their patience for maintaining peace and harmony in the country.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs


August 31, 2004

Source: Official Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal






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