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Kabul (Afghanistan), Mar 25 (Canadian-Media): A crowded Sikh temple and housing complex in Kabul experienced terror attack by militants -- believed to be Islamic State extremists -- on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people in a six-hour siege amidst Afghanistan's struggle with the global coronavirus contagion, media reports said.
Terror attack on a Kabul Sikh Gurudwara. Image credit: wikipedia
At least 150 people were present inside the gurudwara when the attack took place and most of them were rescued by security forces later.
According to the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors militant media sites, Islamic State loyalists claimed responsibility for the attack.
People of the minor Sikh community had experienced widespread discrimination Islamic extremists in the country.
Over the years, a large number of Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan have sought asylum in India.
The attack was condemned by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), who tweeted, "UNAMA outraged by today’s attack on worshippers at Sikh-Hindu temple in Kabul. There can be no justification for the killing of civilians at a religious house. Our condolences to the victims and their families. #Afghanistan."