Sunday, April 3, 2011

UN Gurkha Guard, Min Bahadur Thapa

Name: Min Bahadur Thapa
Age: 53
Nationality: Nepalese
Employer: IDG Security (contracted to UN)
Location: Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
Date: 1 April 2011
Cause: Killed defending UN civilian employees against mob attack on UN compound

Min Bahadur Thapa, from the Myagdi district of Nepal, joined the UN security detachment in 2010. Initially he was posted to defend the UNOCA compound in Kabul, but he was later transferred to the UN complex in Mazar-e-Sharif. Before that, he spent 28 years in the Indian Army with 2/4 Gorkha Rifles. After he retired, he spent two and a half years working security on cruise ships. He is survived by his wife, Lekh Maya Thapa, two sons and a daughter.

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