India has expressed deep concern over the blast at a gurdwara in Kabul. “We are keeping a close eye on the whole incident,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to local media reports, a group of militants attacked the Sikh Gurudwara. They entered the Gurudwara and started firing randomly. Then a series of explosions followed. However, no casualties have been reported so far.
India has expressed deep concern over the blast at a gurdwara in Kabul. “We are keeping a close eye on the whole incident,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. The situation is being explored every moment. The bomber struck shortly after 8:15 a.m. Kabul time (8.30am Indian time). According to sources, the guard at the Gurudwara was shot dead and three Taliban soldiers were injured.
According to reports, 25-30 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs were present at the Gurudwara for morning prayers and 10-15 people were able to escape when the attackers entered. The rest are trapped inside. They are also feared dead. However, the number could not be confirmed. “I heard gunshots and explosions from the gurdwara,” Sikh community leader Gurnam Singh told AFP.
“We are deeply concerned about the attack on a holy shrine in Kabul. We are closely monitoring the situation and awaiting further details on the development,” the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement following the news of the blast.