Armed men stormed a Gurdwara in Afghstan's capital city of Kabul on Wednesday and were locked in an ongoing battle with the security forces. The attack began at about 7:45 am (local time) in Shor Bazar area of Kabul. Tolo News reported that 11 people were killed and 11 were injured. "Three attackers are still fighting with security forces and one has been shot," Tolo News reported. The terror group ISIS has claimed the attack, news agency AFP reported. 11 people were killed in the gruesome attack
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called the incident "tragic and unfortunate" and asked Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to "find out the perpetrators and look after our people." "Suicide attack on a Gurudwara Sahib in Kabul needs to be strongly condemned. These killings are a grim reminder of atrocities that continue to be inflicted upon religious minorities in some countries and the urgency with which their lives & religious freedom have to be safeguarded," Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted. "We convey our sincerest condolences to the immediate family members of the deceased and wish speedy recovery to the injured. India stands ready to extend all possible assistance to the affected families of the Hindu and Sikh community of Afghanistan," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Horrific news coming from Kabul where a barbaric terror attack happened in the Gurudwara Guru Har Rai. It's extremely tragic and unfortunate. Request President @AshrafGhani Ji to find out the perpetrators and look after our people.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 25, 2020
Suicide attack on a Gurudwara Sahib in Kabul needs to be strongly condemned. These killings are a grim reminder of atrocities that continue to be inflicted upon religious minorities in some countries & the urgency with which their lives & religious freedom have to be safeguarded. pic.twitter.com/yQM3u41dVI— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) March 25, 2020
We strongly condemns the heinous terror attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 25, 2020
Such cowardly attacks on places of worship of minority community especially at this time is reflective of the diabolical mindset of the perpetrators & their backers. @IndianEmbKabul