An unidentified gunmen attacked a Sikh Gurudwara in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday morning. The terrorists stormed the gurudwara premises and started firing indiscriminately at the worshippers.
This resulted in death of at least 2 people while many others are said to be trapped inside.
The militants with suspected ISIS links also carried explosions at the holy site and it resulted in severe damages to a large part of the shrine.
The security guards stationed at the gurudwara premises engaged in retaliatory fire and one of them perished in the gunfire that took place.
BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted that all terrorists who attacked Gurdwara Karte Parwan Sahib has been neutralised by Taliban security forces. The Gurdwara Sahib is now under Afghanistan Police control, Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted.
According to reports, when the militants attacked the premises, at least 30 Sikhs & Hindus were inside the Gurudwara for morning prayers. After the attack, some managed to flee while others got trapped inside.Earlier, the government is monitoring the situation and taking updates on terror attack on Gurudwara.
“We are deeply concerned at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred Gurudwara in that city. We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the unfolding developments,” the MEA said.
This is the same gurdwara that provided shelter to members of Sikh, Hindu and other minorities when Taliban forcible took over Afghanistan in August 2021.
The Gurudwara in Kabul is home to at least 150 Sikhs who have chosen to stay there despite Taliban takeover.