Gunmen stormed a religious temple of minority Sikhs in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least four people, a Sikh lawmaker said.

Gunmen stormed a religious temple of minority Sikhs in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least four people, a Sikh lawmaker said.
Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said police responded promptly to Wednesday’s attack and were at the site, where shooting is still underway. The place of Sikh worship is known as a Gudwara.

The lawmaker, Narindra Singh Khalsa, said he received a call from a worshipper inside the Gudwara telling him of the attack and rushed over to help.
There were about 150 worshippers inside the Gudwara at the time of the attack, the MP said, adding that at least four people have been killed.
Meanwhile, a security source said that at least 11 people have been killed by attackers and at least 12 others were wounded.

The police are trying to dislodge the attackers, Khalsa said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed tweeted that the Taliban was not involved.


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