Explosions and shootings in a temple of the Sikh minority in Kabul

At least two people were injured in a terrorist attack this Saturday against a temple of the Sikh minority in Kabul, in which there were several explosions and shootouts with security forces, for which there are fears of fatalities.

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24 June 2022 Friday 12:18
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Explosions and shootings in a temple of the Sikh minority in Kabul

At least two people were injured in a terrorist attack this Saturday against a temple of the Sikh minority in Kabul, in which there were several explosions and shootouts with security forces, for which there are fears of fatalities.

The attack against the Sikh temple or "gurdwara" in the center of the capital began early in the morning with a grenade attack and the participation of several terrorists, who clashed with the security forces, the head of Area Police, Hazrat Khalid.

"There were about 30 people inside the temple. We don't know how many of them are alive or how many dead. The Taliban won't let us in, we don't know what to do," temple official Gornam Singh told Reuters.

A Taliban interior spokesman said two policemen were injured after the attackers later tried to drive an explosives-laden car into the area. The vehicle detonated before reaching its target and Taliban authorities were securing the site, he said. It is not immediately clear who is behind the explosion.

This Friday, at least one person was killed and seven others were injured in a bomb attack on a mosque in northern Afghanistan during the main prayer of the week.

The explosion happened at around 1:30 p.m. local time (9:00 UTC) in Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province, when "an explosive device placed inside the mosque detonated, leaving one dead and seven wounded," Kunduz Police spokesman Obaidullah Abedi told Efe.

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