MEA monitoring situation in Kabul after reported attacks on gurdwara


New Delhi, June 18 : The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that it was monitoring the situation in Kabul after reported attacks on a gurdwara in the Afghan capital. "We are deeply concerned at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred gurdwara in that city," a statement citing Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said. "We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the unfolding developments." On Saturday morning, two blasts ripped through a busy road near the gurdwara in Kabul's Kart-e-Parwan neighbourhood. Citing witnesses, a Xinhua news agency report said that the first blast occurred at around 6 a.m., and the second explosion followed half an hour later. Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. The blasts sent a column of thick smoke into the sky and triggered panic among residents of the capital city. According to the witnesses, there were possibilities of casualties. /IANS


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