Serial blast in Kabul's Gurudwara, screaming amidst firing; India said this

Maharanee Kumari
Kabul Blast
Kabul Blast

The terrorists detonated the first bomb near the entrance of the Gurudwara in Kabul and then stormed the entire premises.

Kabul gurdwara serial blast and firing update: On Saturday, a Sikh gurdwara in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has been stirred up by serial blasts and firing incidents. According to local media, the scene of the area changed due to the sudden attack and there was an atmosphere of chaos.

'Information about the loss of life and property is not public'

Sharing the video of the blast, 'Tolo News' tweeted that the blast took place in Karte Parwan area of ​​Kabul. There are also reports of firing in the area. Karte Parwan Gurudwara is located in the same area. At present, the number of people killed in the blast and firing is not known.

India expressed concern

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has expressed regret over the developments, terming it a cowardly attack. Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted, 'We are deeply concerned by the incident of attack on a holy Gurudwara in Kabul city. We are closely monitoring the situation and await further details regarding the incident.

At present no one has taken responsibility

According to 'The Associated Press', the Taliban's Interior Ministry-appointed spokesman Abdul Nafi Taqor confirmed the attack. However, he did not share the number of people killed or other information in the attack. At present, no one has claimed responsibility for this attack on the Gurudwara.

In the past, the Islamic State in Khorasan (IS-K) has claimed responsibility for attacks on mosques and minorities across the country. China's local news agency Xinhua quoted an eyewitness as saying, 'We heard the sound of the explosion in the Karte Parwan area at around 6 a.m. local time. The second explosion occurred about half an hour after the first explosion. At present, the entire area has been sealed. He said that the security forces have cordoned off the area as a precaution.

According to eyewitnesses, a plume of smoke spread in the sky due to the explosion. After the attack, there is an atmosphere of panic in the entire area. He said, "A large number of people are feared to have died in the blast. Several bullets were fired by the security forces as a warning signal." 

Only 140 Sikhs left in Afghanistan

Sikh community leaders estimate that there are only 140 Sikhs left in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, mostly in the eastern city of Jalalabad and the capital, Kabul. Earlier, in March 2020, at least 25 Sikhs were killed and eight others were injured in a suicide attack on a Gurudara in Kabul. The attack was one of the deadliest attacks on the minority Sikh community in Afghanistan. Then the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) took the responsibility of this attack in Shor Bazar area.