AGENCIES, New Delhi: At least 25 people were killed and several injured when suspected suicide bombers stormed a Sikh place of worship in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, thus triggering a gun battle with security forces, according to media reports.
The terror attack targeted a ‘dharamshala’ in Shor Bazar area of Kabul, which has a sizeable population of the Hindu and Sikh minorities. The attack began at 7.45 am Afghan time, the police soon reached the Gurudwara and an exchange of firing was underway.
Sikh minority parliamentarian Narindra Singh Khalsa said he was close to the Gurdwara when the attack happened. He further added, “The gunmen started their attack at a time when the Dharamsala was full of worshippers.”
Photographs posted on social media by Afghan journalists showed security forces and local residents evacuating the injured in ambulances.
The Taliban denied involvement in the attack in messages sent to the Afghan media.