Sequence of blasts at Kabul gurdwara, two killed
New Delhi, June 18
A number of blasts ripped by way of the distinguished Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul as worshippers gathered for morning prayers on Saturday, killing two individuals, together with a Sikh, and injuring seven. The toll might have been larger, however immediate motion by safety forces thwarted an try and drive an explosive-laden automobile into the gurdwara the place 30 Hindus and Sikhs had huddled for security after the explosions.
A gunfight between the terrorists and Taliban fighters ensued and the attackers had been killed, mentioned a Taliban official. At the least one member of the Taliban safety power and a 60-year-old Afghan Sikh, Sawinder Singh of Ghazni, had been killed. As per a report, three attackers had been killed by the Taliban. The gurdwara constructing was fully broken after the explosions at 7.15 am native time, sending plumes of black smoke within the sky.
After the positioning had been sanitised, movies confirmed Guru Granth Sahib being evacuated from the gurdwara to the residence of distinguished Afghan Sikh Gurnam Singh underneath the watch of Taliban gunmen.
There was no rapid declare of accountability for the incident in contrast to in March 2020, when ISIS (Khorasan) took accountability for the assault during which no less than 25 worshippers had been killed in a gurdwara at Kabul’s Shor Bazar.
After the March 2020 assault, a handful of households who couldn’t financially afford to go away are left in Kabul, Jalalabad and Ghazni.
Assaults by ISIS (Okay) have intensified after the takeover of Kabul by its Sunni rivals, the Taliban. The most recent assault coincided with ISKP’s mouthpiece al-Azaim Basis releasing a 12-page assertion that criticises India for “anti-Prophet” remarks and vowing assaults.
Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned, “The cowardly assault must be condemned within the strongest phrases by all. We’re carefully monitoring the state of affairs. Our before everything concern is the welfare of the group.”
“These assaults are alarming. I request the Prime Minister to make sure the well-being and safety of Hindus and Sikhs in Islamic nations,” mentioned Sikh chief Manjit Singh GK.