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“Shocked by the cowardly terrorist…..”: PM Modi condemns the terrorist attack on Gurudwara in Kabul

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condemned the ‘barbaric’ terrorist attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. This is the latest incident in the attacks targeting religious places of the minority community in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Two people, including a Sikh, were killed and seven others injured on Saturday in a gurdwara in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

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PM Modi tweeted, ‘Shocked by the cowardly terrorist attack on Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul. I condemn this barbaric attack and pray for the safety and well being of the devotees. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also condemned the “cowardly attack” on the gurdwara and said India was closely monitoring the developments in the Afghan capital. He tweeted, ‘The cowardly attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan must be condemned in the strongest terms. We are closely monitoring the developments since we got the news of the attack. Our first and foremost concern is for the welfare of the community.

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At least two civilians, including a Sikh man and a Muslim security guard, were killed after unidentified assailants attacked Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Afghanistan’s Kabul city on Saturday. After the blast, some shops attached to the gurudwara caught fire. According to media reports, 25-30 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs were present in the gurdwara for morning prayers and as soon as the attackers entered the premises, about 10-15 of them managed to escape. The rest are either trapped inside or there is a possibility of their death.

Even before this last year, this gurudwara (Karte Parwan Gurdwara) was targeted by 15 to 20 terrorists. The responsibility of this attack has been taken by the ISKP faction of the terrorist organization Islamic State. ISKP has said that this attack has been done in response to the derogatory statements made by BJP leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal on the Prophet.

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