Tuesday, July 05, 2022 | Dhu al-hijjah 5, 1443 H
overcast clouds
weather
OMAN
31°C / 31°C
EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

IS claims Kabul Sikh temple attack

No Image

The IS claimed responsibility for an attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan that killed one community member and a Taliban fighter.


In a message posted on its Amaq propaganda site, the IS group said Saturday's attack targeted Hindus and Sikhs and the "apostates". IS said one of its fighters "penetrated a temple for Hindu and Sikh polytheists in Kabul, after killing its guard, and opened fire on the pagans inside with his machine gun and hand grenades". Two were killed and at least seven others wounded in the raid.


Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor said the attackers lobbed at least one grenade when they entered the temple, setting off a blaze. The attack follows a visit by an Indian delegation to Kabul to discuss the distribution of humanitarian aid from India to Afghanistan.


- AFP


SHARE ARTICLE
arrow up
home icon