At least 25 folks have been killed at present in a militant assault on a Sikh-Hindu temple in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The Islamic State group claimed the assault.
The assault occurred when gunmen stormed into the complicated, firing on worshippers, and have been locked in an ongoing battle with safety forces, the inside ministry stated. It later stated that the operation by the safety forces had concluded and all attackers have been killed.
The temple was stuffed with worshippers on the time of the assault. The Taliban denied any involvement.
“At around 7:45 am, a number of attackers entered a Hindu-Sikh temple. People are stuck inside the building and security forces are trying to rescue them”, an inside ministry spokesman informed the media.
About 150 folks have been hiding contained in the temple. They switched off their telephones and tried to cover when the assault started.
The assault comes as Afghanistan is going through a political disaster, an enormous minimize in US support, a flailing peace course of and rising coronavirus instances. NATO in Afghanistan known as the assault an outrage.