By: Rukhshana Media
Gunmen carried out a complex attack on a Sikh temple in Kart-e-Parwan neighborhood of Kabul city on Saturday, June 18.
Khalid Zadran, the Taliban spokesman for Kabul police, said one Sikh was killed and seven were wounded. One Taliban fighter, who was part of a team dispatched to avert the attack, was also killed, according to Zadran.
The attack started at 6:30 a.m. local time, and continued for more than four hours. Multiple explosions, and gunfires were heard at the scene.
The heinous attack on the temple drew widespread condemnation.
Anarkali Honaryar, a former member of parliament representing the Hindu and Sikh community, called Afghanistan the “graveyard of religious minorities” following the attack.
“Attacks on civilians must cease immediately,” UNAMA said in a statement. “UNAMA calls for protection of all minorities in Afghanistan including Sikhs, Hazaras and Sufis.”
Hazaras and Sufis also have come under frequent attacks recently.
It was not clear how many attackers were involved in the attack.
No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack on Sikh temple so far but Isis terrorist group usually carries out such attacks on minority groups in Afghanistan.