Armed gunmen attacked at Gurudwara in Kabul, casualties reported

written by Ritika Nath | June 18, 2022

Gurudwara Sahib in Kabul attacked: Unidentified armed men have attacked Gurudwara Karte Parwan in Kabul on Saturday morning. Several videos have gone viral on the social media.

The premises of the Gurudwara Sahib have been the scene of multiple explosions. Heavy smoke can be seen from afar in videos taken at the Gurudwara. Also, in a video, bombing sounds were heard, and Sikhs in the area appeared to be terrified.

Afghanistan-origin Gurnam Singh, president of Gurdwara Karte Parwan, called Sikhs in the national capital to inform them of the incident, according to residents.

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Afghanistan has been attacked by unidentified gunmen on Saturday morning. Multiple blasts reported at Gurdwara Sahib premises. Videos from the Gurudwara show heavy smoke coming from a distance. Also, bombing sounds were heard in a video and Sikhs there seemed panicked.

Afghanistan-origin Sikhs living in the national capital, said they have received calls from Gurnam Singh, president, Gurdwara Karte Parwan, informing them about the attack.

Gurnam Singh, the President of Gurdwara Karte Parwan was weeping and said “Gunmen have opened fire in the gurdwara. We are on the other side of the building right now. Some people are suspected to be dead, but details will be clear only when we move inside."

The event occurred at 6 a.m. local time, according to Manjinder Singh Sirsa of the BJP. A granthi was walking inside the gurdawara for morning 'parkash' of the Guru Granth Sahib when the tragedy occurred, he said. The first prayer in any gurdwara is 'Parkash.'

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