ISIS has claimed an attack on the Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan. At the same time, ISIS has said that it was a retaliation for the 'insult' to Prophet Mohammed. After the alleged controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad by BJP leaders, there is a protest from the people of the Muslim community in many parts of the country and the world. On the other hand, the BJP suspended Nupur Sharma on June 5 amid growing controversy and expelled Naveen Jindal from the party.

ISIS said in a message posted on its Amaq site that Saturday's attack targeted Hindus, Sikhs and "anti-religionists". The Gurudwara in Kabul was attacked by terrorists on Saturday morning. During this machine guns and grenades were spoken. Two people were killed and at least seven others were injured in the attack. Interior ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Taqor said the attackers hurled at least one grenade as soon as they entered the gurdwara and set it on fire. 

It is worth noting that recently the Indian delegation and the Taliban met in Kabul. Also, there were talks on many issues. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said that the Indian team would try to visit several places in Afghanistan where India-backed projects and programs are being implemented. At the same time, the Taliban requested India to consider working in trade with Afghanistan as well.

According to the report, this attack on the Gurudwara in Kabul happened after the visit of the Indian delegation to Afghanistan. This team had gone there to discuss the delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Afghan and Indian media reports said that the possibility of reopening the Indian embassy was also discussed with Taliban officials during this period. They were closed after the Taliban came to power in August last year.

The number of bombings across Afghanistan has decreased since the Taliban returned to power, but several attacks have rocked the country in recent months, including several claimed by ISIS are included. While ISIS is a Sunni Islamist group like the Taliban, the two are bitter rivals and differ greatly on ideological grounds. 

The number of Sikhs living in Afghanistan has dropped to around 200, from about half a million in the 1970s. At least 25 people died in March 2020. In recent months, several Sikhs, including women and children, had taken refuge in the compound that was attacked on Saturday. The community has faced repeated attacks over the years. At least 25 people were killed in March 2020 when gunmen attacked another gurdwara in Kabul, also claimed by ISIS. 

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