Mumbai: India strongly condemned the “heinous terrorist attack” at a gurdwara in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, killing at least 11 people and injuring several.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the “cowardly attack” on minority community religious sites, particularly during the time of the COVID-19 epidemic, was a reflection of the “satanic mentality” of criminals and their supporters.”
The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the immediate family members of the deceased and said that New Delhi is ready to extend all possible help to the affected families of the Hindu and Sikh community of Afghanistan.”We applaud the brave Afghan security forces for their brave response to the attack and for their exemplary courage and dedication to the safety of the Afghan people and the security of the country,” the statement said.
“India stands in solidarity with the people, the government and the security forces of Afghanistan in their efforts to bring peace and security to the country,” he said.
On Wednesday, around 7:45 am (local time), armed people stormed inside a gurdwara in the Shor Bazar area of Kabul and were locked in a fight with security forces.
Citing a security source, Tolo News reported that at least 11 people were killed and 11 others were injured in the attack, adding that “three attackers are still fighting with security forces and one Has been shot.”
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Afghan MP Narendra Singh Khalisa told reporters that at the time of the incident, more than 150 people were in the gurdwara.