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25 Killed in Attack at Dharamshala, Sikh Temple in Kabul

25 Mar 2020 Tolo News

At least 25 people were killed and more than eight others were wounded during an attack on a Sikh place of worship in the Shorbazar area of Kabul, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

The incident began around 7:45 am local time in PD1 of Kabul city, and 80 people including women and children were rescued, according to the statement.

TOLOnews reporter Sharif Amiry said that explosions were heard in the area.

The security forces transferred victims of the attack by ambulance to hospitals.

Foreign troops have also responded to the attack, Amiry says.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

Sikhs and Hindus citizens have accused the government of being reckless and said that today's bloody attack is the result of government failure.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack, and the Taliban have denied involvement in it, but sources in the government blamed the Haqqani group for the attack.

Two years ago, Sikh citizens in Jalalabad were also targeted by a suicide attack.

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