S Jaishankar condemns Kabul Gurudwara attack, says working on return of mortal remains of Tian Singh

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 26, 2020, 12.30 PM(IST)

File photo: S Jaishankar Photograph:( ANI )

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A terror attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan had left 27 people dead on Wednesday. 

The External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack on a Gurdwara in Afghanistan that left 27 killed.

Also read: Attack on Gurudwara in Kabul kills 27, injures 8

Calling the terror attack an act of cowardice Dr S Jaishankar assured that the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan is in continuous touch with the families of those killed and injured.

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One of those who died in the attack is Tian Singh, a 71-year old Indian citizen from Delhi. Family members of Mr Singh have demanded that his mortal remains should be brought to India.

The foreign minister also assured that the embassy is working on the return of mortal remains of Tian Singh. 

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Yesterday, a terror attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan had left 27 people dead. Eight people have also been wounded. All four terrorists have been neutralised by Afghan security forces.

Based on information received by the Afghan Interior Ministry, the attack was carried out by suicide bombers.

Soon after the attack, the Ministry of External Affairs, India, extended condolences to the loss suffered by the Sikh community.