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Islamic State terror group claims attack on Sikh gurdwara in Kabul

Several blasts tore through Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul's Bagh-e Bala neighbourhood on Saturday

Taliban fighters stand guard at the site where an explosive-laden vehicle detonated amidst an attack on a Sikh Temple in Kabul (Photo: Reuters)
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Taliban fighters stand guard at the site where an explosive-laden vehicle detonated amidst an attack on a Sikh Temple in Kabul (Photo: Reuters)

Press Trust of India Kabul
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that killed two persons, including one Sikh community member, calling it "an act of support" for the Prophet.

Several blasts tore through Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul's Bagh-e Bala neighbourhood on Saturday while Afghan security personnel thwarted a bigger tragedy by stopping an explosive-laden vehicle from reaching the place of worship of the minority community.

In a statement posted on its Amaq propaganda site late Saturday, the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP), an affiliate of the Islamic State militant group, said the attack

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First Published: Jun 19 2022 | 4:57 PM IST

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