Kabul: Two killed in car blast

ISLAMABAD, June 20 (Alliance News): A car bomb blast near the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least two people and is the third deadliest in the country in days.

Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul Commander, said in a report published in Dawn newspaper that the blast took place in the northern part of the city and targeted a civilian car. Who was and who was targeted.

The blast came after a blast at a Sikh gurdwara on Saturday killed two people.

The Taliban say they have improved the security situation in the country since taking power in August last year, but several analysts say the threat of violence from militants remains high, with several deadly attacks in recent months. Have been

One person was killed and two others were injured in an explosion in the city of Kunduz on Friday.

Meanwhile, the militant group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast at a Sikh shrine in Afghanistan that killed a member of the Sikh community and a Taliban fighter, saying it was revenge for insulting the Prophet.

Earlier this month, protests erupted in several Muslim countries over a blasphemous statement made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party spokesman.

A message on ISIS propaganda site Amak said that the blast on Saturday targeted Hindus, Sikhs and “apostates”.

The militant group said “one of its fighters entered the Hindu and Sikh gurdwara after killing a guard and opened fire on the infidels inside with the help of machine guns and hand grenades.”

Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takwar said the attackers threw a grenade as they entered the gurdwara, setting it on fire.

The blast came after the Indian delegation’s visit to Kabul, where the distribution of aid by the delegation was discussed.

There have been a number of bombings in Afghanistan since the Taliban came to power, but most of the attacks in recent months have targeted minorities, many of which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.

The number of Sikhs living in Afghanistan has dropped from 50,000 in 1970 to about 200, many of them traders selling herbal medicines and electronics from India.

In recent months, several poor Sikhs, including women and children, have sought refuge in the militant-infested complex.

The Sikh community in Afghanistan has been the target of repeated attacks over the years.

In March 2020, gunmen attacked another Sikh shrine in Kabul, killing 25 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.


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