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India condemns terror attack on Kabul Gurudwara

India condemns terror attack on Kabul Gurudwara

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2020, 09:42 am

New Delhi/IBNS: India strongly condemned the terror attack which took place on a Gurudwara in Kabul on Wednesday.

While the world is fighting Coronavirus spread, terror attacks continue in Afghanistan as gunmen and suicide bombers stormed into a Sikh Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and killed at least four people on Wednesday morning, media reports said.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement, "We convey our sincerest condolences to the immediate family members of the deceased and wish speedy recovery to the injured. India stands ready to extend all possible assistance to the affected families of the Hindu and Sikh community of Afghanistan.

Such cowardly attacks on the places of religious worship of the minority community, especially at this time of COVID 19 pandemic, is reflective of the diabolical mindset of the perpetrators and their backers.

We commend the brave Afghan security forces for their valorous response to the attack and their exemplary courage and dedication to protect the Afghan people and secure the country. India stands in solidarity with the people, the Government and the security forces of Afghanistan in their efforts for bringing peace and security to the country."

Police told BBC the attack on the temple in the Shor Bazar area began at about 07:45

Police rushed to the spot after the terrorists stuck. The entire area has been cordoned off.

Afghanistan security forces are currently engaged in a gun battle with the gunmen.