Islamic States terrorists have been indiscriminately firing inside a gurdwara in Afghanistan’s capital. While there is no confirmed information on number of casualties at the Karte Parwan gurdwara in Kabul, reports reaching Delhi indicate Sikh fatalities. Security forces have cordoned off the area and the fighting in on with the trapped terrorists.
India in the past had offered all support to evacuate Karte Parwan Sikhs and is currently closely monitoring the situation.
The attack comes days after the media wing of the Islamic States Khorasan Province, an affiliate of the terror outfit Islamic State, released a video threatening to repeat the 2020 Gurdwara attack amid controversy surrounding the remarks against Prophet Mohammed by a now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party member.
The video also criticised the Taliban for defence minister Mullah Yaqoob’s interview with an Indian news television channel and finance minister Amir Muttaqi’s meeting with the Indian charge d’ affairs in Afghanistan.