New Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here on Wednesday expressed shock at the terror attack on a gurudwara in Kabul, which reportedly claimed 27 lives and left many injured. He also offered his condolences to the next of kin of victims.
“I’m shocked by the news of a terror attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which over 27 people have died. My condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. I pray that the injured make a speedy recovery,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Around 150 people were offering prayers at the gurudwara in the Shorbazar area at the time of attack, which have been claimed by the Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP).
According to reports, while one bomber detonated himself at the entrance, three IS terrorists stormed the shrine. The security forces rescued around 80 faithfuls from the gurudwara.
Afghan security forces killed all the three terrorists in a day-long gun-battle after which NATO soldiers helped in the clearance operation. The Sikhs constitute a minuscule minority in Afghanistan.