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Pakistan-based LeT, not ISIS, behind Kabul gurudwara terror attack: intel sources

In a fresh development, Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) is learnt to have orchestrated the grisly terrorist attack at a Sikh gurudwara in Kabul on Wednesday, which left 25 people dead. Indian intelligence sources have revealed that LeT, led by 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, “wanted to attack Sikhs and Indian diplomats visiting the Sikh holy place of worship.”

The gunmen are reported to have stormed the gurdwara in Kabul and opened fire at the people inside.

Earlier, it was being reported that the Islamic State (Khorasan) had claimed responsibility for the terror attack, which came at a time when negotiations between the Taliban and Afghanistan government for enforcing the peace deal are ongoing.

Meanwhile, Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said on Thursday that the Indian Embassy officials in Kabul were in touch with victims of the terror attack

One of the deceased was Tian Singh, a 71-year old Delhi resident.

“Understandable grief and anger at the cowardly terrorist attack on Gurudwara in #Kabul. Our Embassy @IndianEmbKabul is in continuous touch with the families of those killed and injured,” Jaishankar tweeted.

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