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Mann, Sukhbir Badal, Raghav Chadha condemn blasts at Gurudwara in Kabul

Several political leaders in India condemned the explosions and gunfire reported from a Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that claimed two lives on Saturday morning

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Bhagwant Mann | Sukhbir Singh Badal | Afghanistan

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Chandigarh: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann speaks during a function to provide financial assistance to the kin of the farmers, who died during the protest over farm reform laws, in Chandigarh, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (PTI
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Several political leaders in India condemned the explosions and gunfire reported from a Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital that claimed two lives on Saturday morning.

At least two blasts were reported near the Gurdwara in the Karte Parwan area in this morning, according to local media. No group has claimed responsibility so far for the attack in which one person has died, according to sources.

Punjab Chief Minister urged PM Modi and External Affairs Ministry for immediate assistance to ensure the safety of minorities in .

"Strongly condemn the attack at Gurudwara Karte Parwan in Kabul. Have heard reports of shots being fired at devotees, I'm praying for everyone's safety. I urge PM @narendramodiji and @MEAIndia for immediate assistance to ensure the safety of minorities in Kabul," Punjab CM tweeted.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader also urged PM Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to ensure the security of Sikh families in .

"Strongly condemn the ISIS attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan, Kabul. While praying for the safety of all present in Gurdwara, I urge PM @narendramodi and EAM @DrSJaishankar to take up the matter with the government and ensure the security of all Sikh families and their religious places," Badal said in a tweet.

"Deeply concerned to hear about the news of an attack at a Gurdwara Sahib in Kabul, . Praying to Waheguru Ji for the safety of all the devotees and citizens stuck inside the premises. Urge the MEA to look into this matter and ensure the safety of all devotees. @DrSJaishankar," tweeted former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national spokesperson said the Sikh community has become most vulnerable to such deadly attacks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.

"Disturbing news emanating from Kabul where militants have attacked Karte Parwan Gurdwara Sahab. The Sikh community has become more vulnerable to such deadly attacks after the Taliban took over. Indian Government must ensure the safety and successful evacuation of our Sikh brothers or sisters under seizure," Chadha tweeted.

After the attacks, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a statement: "We are deeply concerned at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred Gurudwara in that city. We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the unfolding developments."

Religious minorities in Afghanistan, including the Sikh community, have been targets of violence in Afghanistan.

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First Published: Sat, June 18 2022. 14:54 IST
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