Baztab News

Karzai denunciates attack on Sikh Gurdwara

25 Mar 2020 Afghanistan Times

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai condemned on Wednesday a terrorist attack on a worshipping site of Sikh minority community in Kabul which killed at least 25 people and left 8 wounded. A terrorist stormed a Sikh temple in Shor Bazar area at around 7:45 am in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 25 minority Sikh people and other civilians and wounding 8, said spokesperson to the Ministry of Interior, Tariq Arian. As many as 150 Sikh worshippers are said to have been inside the building. The Islamic State terrorist group have said they carried out the attack, the deadliest for months. But sources in the government blame Haqqani terrorist network for the attack. Shortly after the attack, Afghan forces took to the area and killed the assailant after nearly six hours of siege that killed 25 people, he added, Security forces rescued more than 80 Sikh worshippers including women and children who were trapped. Earlier this month, the Taliban attacked a ceremony marking the anniversary of Jihadi leaders Abdul Ali Mazari, killing more than 27 people. This the latest in a wave of terrorist attacks on worshipping sites including mosques and temples in Afghanistan. Similar terrorist attacks happened before. Over the past years, the Taliban had bombed or attacked several mosques, killing tens of worshippers. The attack drew ire domestically and internationally. Dr. Abdullah in a tweet voiced deep sadness over the terrorist attack on Sikh minority community. “The atrocity against this peaceful community is unconscionable. Afghanistan is a rich and colorful multicultural country. Evildoers will fail to destroy it. We will spare no effort to bring the culprits to justice,” he said.

Original Link:

Open Original News

More from Afghanistan Times

  • EU urges inclusion of women in peace talks 31 Mar 2020

    AT News KABUL: The EU issued a statement on Tuesday in which besides welcoming an agreement by political leaders on an inclusive negotiation team—has called on the political leaders to promote the effective

  • Taliban delegates touch down in Kabul for prisoner talks 31 Mar 2020

    AT News KABUL: A three-member delegation of Taliban arrived Tuesday in Kabul to take those comrades planned to be released by the government. “They (the delegation) will monitor the release of prisoners

  • U.S., allies announce support for an ‘inclusive Afghan state’ 31 Mar 2020

    AT News KABUL: Aimed a chaotic political situation in Afghanistan due to electoral dispute between President Ashraf Ghani and self-proclaimed president Abdullah Abdullah emanating from controversial September

  • Afghan forces bust Taliban terror networks 31 Mar 2020

    AT News KABUL:  Operatives of the National Directorate of Security have foiled a Taliban’s subversive operations and arrested nine militants in preplans raids conducted in southern Helmand, central

  • OIC calls for lasting truce in Afghanistan 31 Mar 2020

    AT News KABUL: The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, appealed again to all leaders and parties in Afghanistan to work together for an urgent

  • Afghanistan faces surge in violence from Taliban attacks 1 Min

    More than 60 troops reported dead in three days amid fears the country may slide into violent chaos once again after a lull in hostilities since mid-February AT News KABUL: Afghanistan is facing a spike

  • Afghanistan’s new council take the lead in Taliban talks 1 Min

    AT News KABUL: The High Reconciliation Council, a body supposed to be formed soon by the government, will draw the basic lines to negotiate with the Taliban. The body will be a replace to the existing

  • Herat faces acute supply shortage amid coronavirus threat 1 Min

    AT News KABUL: Officials in Herat province say that health facilities face shortage in medical equipment to fight the spread of Coronavirus. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman of the ministry of public health

Latest News: