Terrorists attack gurdwara in Kabul again

This was the third bomb attack during the ongoing year on a Sikh religious place in the Afghan capital

APP July 28, 2022
A view shows smoke rising as seen from a building in Kabul, Afghanistan June 18, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE


Terrorists once again carried out a bomb attack on a gurdwara, the Sikh religious place, in Kabul on Thursday.

According to the president of the Gurdwara Gurnam Singh, the bomb was placed in a bag in a shop of the complex nearby. This was the third bomb attack during the ongoing year on a gurdwara in Kabul.

A month ago, a gurdwara was attacked and Da’ish-Khorasan accepted responsibility for the attack.

Da’ish has deep links with the Indian agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Dozens of Sikhs and the Taliban had lost their lives in the attack.

Another gurdwara was attacked at the beginning of this month in which one Sikh and two Afghans were killed.

The repeated attacks of terrorists on the Sikh community in Afghanistan were seemingly linked to rising attacks on Sikhs in other parts of the world and the recent referendums for Khalistan held in western countries.

Also read: Attack on Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital Kabul kills two

According to analysts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Indian government was feeling uncomfortable with the participation of the Sikh community in a referendum for the creation of a separate country comprising some of the states in India.

New Delhi had activated the terrorist cells under the RAW to stop the creation of a Sikh state in India and engender a sense of insecurity by targeting Sikhs all across the world.

According to the analysts, the latest attack on the gurdwara in Kabul was linked to the struggle of the Sikh community for achieving their separate country Khalistan.


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