A minority Sikh parliamentarian said that unidentified suicide bombers attacked a Sikh Gurudwara in Shorbazar area of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, today (Wednesday), killing at least 11 people. The gunmen and suicide bombers intruded into the Gurudwara at 7:45 am in the morning at Dharamshala, a Sikh area of worship.
As per the Interior Ministry, defence forces had blocked off the entire area and are trying to counter the attack.
A spokesman for Ministry of Interior, Tariq Arian said, Afghan forces have cleared the 1st floor of the Gurudwara in PD1 of Kabul, suicide bombers are battling security forces.
He said, “Several people have been rescued who were trapped inside the building.”
Narender Singh Khalsa, the parliamentarian, said he was near the Gurudwara when the attack happened and ran to the site. He said at least 4 people were killed.
A Sikh MP in the Afghan parliament, Anarkali Kaur Honaryar said, “There are about 150 people inside the temple. Families are living there and they usually gather to offer prayers in the mornings. Some people inside the temple are hiding and their phones are off. I am very concerned.” No one has taken responsibility for the attack, but before this month an Islamic State affiliate attacked a gathering of minority Shia Muslims in Kabul, the capital, killing 32 people.