Sikh man among 2 dead in terror attack on gurdwara in Kabul; 3 attackers killed

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor confirmed on Saturday that attackers that stormed the Sikh gurdwara at Kart-e-Parwan area in Kabul have been killed.

Various blasts tore through the gurdwara, killing two persons, including a Sikh, and injuring seven others, while Afghan security personnel thwarted a bigger tragedy by stopping an explosive-laden vehicle from reaching the place of worship of the minority community in the war-torn country.

Takor has also confirmed the death of a Sikh man in the gurdwara and an IEA soldier in the crossfire, while seven others were reported injured.

Assailants belonging to ISIS Khursan had attacked the gurdwara during early Saturday morning.

Earlier in the day, Afghanistan-origin Sikhs residing in the national capital, said they received calls from Gurnam Singh, president, Gurdwara Karte Parwan, informing them about the attack.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa of the BJP said he has talked to Gurnam Singh who informed him that the incident occurred at 6 am local time when a granthi was going inside the gurdawara for morning ‘parkash’ of the Guru Granth Sahib. ‘Parkash’ is the first prayer in any gurdwara.