External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the cowardly attack on Gurdwara should be condemned in strong words.
New Delhi: Two people were killed in an attack on a gurudwara in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday. There were several blasts in the gurudwara and firing was going on. Two people have died in this attack, one of whom has been identified as 60-year-old Savinder Singh whose family lives in Delhi. While Ahmed was a security guard in the gurdwara.
Gurnam Singh, president of Gurdwara Dashmesh Pita Guru Gobind Singh, said that around 25 people from the Sikh community were present inside the gurdwara when the attack took place. The area in which Karte Parwan Gurdwara is located in the centre of the Afghan Hindu and Sikh communities. At the same time, 'Tolo News' shared the video of the blast and tweeted that the blast took place in area of Kabul and there are also reports of firing in the area. The country's home ministry said in a statement that unidentified assailants tried to enter the area.
The Ministry of External Affairs of India has expressed concern over this incident of attack on the Gurudwara. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson tweeted, "We are deeply concerned by the incident of attack on the Gurudwara in Kabul. We are closely monitoring the situation and await more information on further incidents.” At the same time, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, "The cowardly attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan should be condemned in strong words. After receiving the news of the attack, we are keeping a close watch on the situation there."
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann also expressed concern over the attack on the Gurudwara in Kabul. He said, “It is a very sad incident. This is not the first time, there are attacks on the minority community in 3-4 months. I request the Prime Minister to send a strong message by calling the Ambassador of Afghanistan.