Afghanistan: Unknown gunmen attack Sikh religious complex

Kabul: Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday.

Upto 200 people were believed to be trapped inside, a member of parliament said.

Afghan security forces had blocked off the area and were taking on the attackers, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a message to journalists.

Narender Singh Khalsa, a member of parliament who represents the Sikh community, said, “Three suicide bombers entered a dharamsala.The gunmen started their attack at a time when the dharamsala was full of worshippers.”

According to latest reports, at least 11 people have been killed.

Leading Afghan news channel Tolo News cited a security source as saying that at least 11 people were killed and 11 others injured in the attack. Three attackers were still fighting with security forces and one had been shot, the channel reported.


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