The reported gunfire and explosion near Gurudwara had concerned India. India is closely monitoring a terrorist attack near a gurudwara in Afghanistan’s Kabul, the ministry of external affairs said Saturday morning.
“We are deeply concerned about the reports 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,” the MEA statement said.
According to news agencies, two blasts were reported from a busy road near the Karte Parwan gurdwara – the primary Sikh shrine in the Afghan capital and one that has been frequently targeted over the years.
“There were around 30 people inside the temple. We don’t know how many of them are alive or dead. The Taliban are not allowing us to go inside, we don’t know what to do,” news agency Reuters quoted an official, Gornam Singh.
“A guard of the gurudwara – a Muslim – died of bullets. Seven-eight people are still believed to be trapped inside but numbers are not confirmed. Firing is still going on,”–Manjinder Singh Sirsa, a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
As per ANI, Manjinder Singh Sirsa said three people have exited the gurudwara so far, of whom two were rushed to hospital for treatment.