So far 2 people have died and more than 5 people have been injured in the attack on the Kart-e-Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 60-year-old Savinder Singh and a security personnel have died in the attack.
So far 2 people have died and more than 5 people have been injured in the attack on the Kart-e-Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 60-year-old Savinder Singh and a security personnel were killed and three Taliban fighters were injured in the attack. The Islamic State of Khorasan is suspected to be behind this attack. Taliban Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Taqor confirmed the attack.
Close watch on the developments, said Jaishankar
Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi has said that he is deeply concerned by the news of the attack on the holy gurudwara in Kabul city. External Affairs Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar has said that the cowardly attack on Gurdwara Kart-e-Parwan should be condemned in strong words by all. We are closely monitoring the developments ever since we got the news of the attack. Our first and foremost concern is for the welfare of the community.
When did the attack on the gurudwara happen?
According to local media reports, around 30 Sikh and Hindu community members were present at the gurdwara for the morning prayers. The attack happened around 8:30 Indian time. About 15 people managed to escape as soon as the attacker entered the gurdwara premises. The rest were trapped inside and in such a situation they could have been injured or even died. 5 injured people have been admitted to the nearest hospital. 7-8 people may still be trapped in the Gurudwara.
Gurdara was also attacked in March 2020
At least 25 Sikhs were killed and eight others were injured in a suicide attack on a gurdwara in Kabul in March 2020. The attack was one of the deadliest attacks on the minority Sikh community in Afghanistan. The terrorist group Islamic State had claimed the responsibility of this attack in Shor Bazar area.