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Gunmen take 200 hostage at Sikh-Hindu temple in Afghan capital

WorldNews Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Gunmen take 200 hostage at Sikh-Hindu temple in Afghan capitalUnidentified gunmen have attacked a Sikh-Hindu temple in the Afghan capital, Kabul, taking up to 200 worshipers hostage. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said on Wednesday that Afghan security forces had blocked off the area and were battling the gunmen in an attempt to rescue the hostages. “People are stuck inside...
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News video: Atleast 25 reported dead as gunmen attack Gurdwara in Kabul,ISIS claims responsibility|Oneindia

Atleast 25 reported dead as gunmen attack Gurdwara in Kabul,ISIS claims responsibility|Oneindia 01:17

25 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AFTER GUNMEN OPENED FIRED AT A GURDWARA IN AFGHANISTAN'S CAPITAL KABUL TODAY. THE TERROR GROUP ISIS HAS CLAIMED THE ATTACK. AFGHAN HEALTH MINISTRY SPOKESMAN WAHIDULLAH MAYAR SAID 15 WOUNDED PEOPLE AND ONE DEAD CHILD HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL. BUT IT WAS FEARED THE...

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