Sunday, April 5, 2020

Kabul: Attack on Sikh temple killed at least 25

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At least 25 people were killed and more than eight others were wounded during an attack on a Sikh place of worship in the Shorbazar area of Kabul, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

According to details, the incident began around 7:45 am local time in PD1 of Kabul city, and 80 people including women and children were rescued, according to the statement.

The security forces transferred victims of the attack by ambulance to hospitals.

The explosions were heard in the area. Foreign troops have also responded to the attack, TOLOnews reporter Sharif Amiry said.

Internationally known terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Hindu and Sikh citizens have accused the government of being reckless and said that today’s bloody attack is the result of government failure.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack, and the Taliban have denied involvement in it, but sources in the government blamed the Haqqani group for the attack.

Two years ago, Sikh citizens in Jalalabad were also targeted by a suicide attack.

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