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1 killed as gunmen storm Sikh temple in Kabul

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Gunmen stormed a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital, killing at least one member of the community and wounding seven more, the interior ministry said. Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor said the attackers lobbed at least one grenade when they stormed the temple, setting off a blaze in a section of the complex. Minutes later, a car bomb detonated in the area but caused no casualties, he added.


"One of our Sikh brothers has been killed and seven others (were) wounded in the attack," Takor said in a statement.


Two attackers were killed in an operation to secure the temple following the raid, he said, with one Taliban fighter also killed.


While the number of bombings across Afghanistan has dropped since the Taliban seized power in August, several fatal attacks have hit the country in recent months. - AFP


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