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Child injured in blast near Sikh crematorium in Afghan capital


A bomb blast occurred near a Sikh crematorium in the Afghan capital on Thursday, injuring a baby and disrupting funeral providers for 25 members of the minority group who had been killed by a closely armed Islamic State suicide bomber a day earlier.

A magnetic bomb went off near the Sikh cremation in Kabul, Pajhwok Afghan News quoted a policeman as saying.

It mentioned a baby was injured in the blast, which additionally disrupted the funeral providers for the victims of the Islamic State assault on a distinguished gurdwara on Wednesday in the guts of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul.

Thursday’s assault was the second assault on the minority group in as many days.

Wednesday’s assault was one of many deadliest concentrating on the Sikh group in the strife-torn nation. Eighty individuals, together with ladies and kids, had been rescued from the gurdwara.

TOLOnews, quoting sources in the Afghan authorities blaming the dreaded Haqqani group for the assault. The Pakistan-based Haqqani group, designated by the US as a banned terror outfit, has carried out a number of lethal assaults inside Afghanistan.

Sikh lawmaker Nardendar Singh Khalsa informed reporters that as much as 150 individuals had been praying contained in the gurdwara when it got here underneath assault.

Khalsa, the one consultant of the Sikh group in Afghanistan, mentioned he obtained a name from a worshipper contained in the gurdwara, informing him concerning the assault.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the assault on the gurdwara, saying the assault on the spiritual websites reveals the intense weak spot of the enemy, spiritual websites shouldn’t be susceptible to assaults and violence.

War-torn Afghanistan is presently mired in a political stalemate with two politicians- Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah – each claiming victory in the presidential election.

Sikhs have been goal of assaults by Islamist militants earlier than in Afghanistan.

In July 2018, ISIS terrorists bombed a gathering of Sikhs and Hindus in the japanese metropolis of Jalalabad, killing 19 individuals and injuring 20.

Awtar Singh Khalsa, one of many nation’s best-known Sikh politicians then, was amongst these killed in the assault.

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