Blasts at Gurudwara in Kabul, India says ‘closely monitoring’ situation

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Blasts at Gurudwara in Kabul, India says ‘closely monitoring’ situation

India on Saturday strongly condemned the “cowardly attack” on a Gurudwara in Kabul in which at least two persons are reportedly injured, and said it was closely monitoring the situation following the incident.

Several blasts were reported near the Gurdwara Karte Parwan on Saturday, in the latest targeted attack on a place of worship of a minority community in war-torn Afghanistan.

“The cowardly attack on Gurudwara Karte Parwan should be condemned in the strongest terms by all. We have been closely monitoring developments since the news of the attack was received. Our first and foremost concern is for the welfare of the community,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said India is “deeply concerned” over the attack.

“We are deeply concerned at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred Gurudwara in that city,” MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the unfolding developments,” he said.

Bagchi was responding to media queries on the reported attack on the Gurudwara.

The Afghan interior ministry, in a statement, said two persons were injured after unidentified attackers attempted to enter the area, according to Tolo news.

The blasts occurred in the Karta Parwan area of Kabul, Tolo news tweeted along with the video after the blasts. Gunfire was also reported from the area, which is the centre for the Afghan Hindu and Sikh communities.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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