27 killed as gunmen attack Kabul gurdwara; India condemns 'diabolical mindset of perpetrators'

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers stormed a Sikh gurdwara in the heart of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 27 worshippers and wounding as many, in one of the deadliest attacks on the minority community in the country, according to media reports. Eight people were injured in the attack. Meanwhile, all the four terrorists have been killed by Afghan security forces. The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar area at about 7:45 a.m. (local time). Around 150 people were reportedly worshipping in the gurdwara at the time of the attack. Kabul police earlier said that at least 11 children were rescued from the gurdwara.

Sikh lawmaker Nardendar Singh Khalisa told reporters close to the scene that up to 150 people were praying inside the gurdwara when it came under attack. India has condemned the heinous terror attack on the gurdwara in Kabul and said such "cowardly attacks especially at this time of COVID 19 pandemic is reflective of diabolical mindset of perpetrators, their backers".

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