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  • Islamic State claims Kabul Gurdwara attack
  • Terror group: response to Prophet comment
  • Sikh worshipper among 2 dead in attack

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Islamic State claims Kabul Gurdwara attack, says response to Prophet comment

On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local branch of Islamic State said the attack was in response to insults levelled at the Prophet Mohammed

Terror group, the Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the attack on Gurdwara in Afghanistan' capital Kabul in which two people a Sikh worshipper and a Taliban member died on Saturday.

On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local branch of Islamic State said the attack was in response to insults levelled at the Prophet Mohammed, an apparent reference to remarks by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Napur Sharma.

Islamic State has claimed some attacks in Afghanistan in recent months.

The group said a suicide attacker stormed the temple on Saturday morning armed with a machine gun and hand grenades after killing its guard.

A temple official, Gornam Singh, had said there were around 30 people inside the building at the time.

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A spokesman for Kabul’s commander said one Sikh worshipper had been killed in the attack and one Taliban fighter was killed as his forces took control of the area.

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