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The Hindu and Sikh communities in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar, took a tough decision to relocate to a third country after a deadly attack in Kabul city which targeted a Sikh temple, killing at least 27 people.

Only two Hindu families currently live in Jalalabad city who have also decided to move after the Sikh community in the town deided to shift the ‘Saroop’ of Guru Granth Sahib to safety, apparently to a third country.

A source within the Sikh community in Jalalabad city told The Times of India that they predict more attacks after deadly attack on Sikh temple in Kabul city.

The source further added that the Sikh community will most likely shift the ‘Saroop’ of Guru Granth Sahib to Peshawar Gurdwara in Pakistan.

This comes as a group of terrorists attacked the Sikh temple in Kabul city late last month, killing at least 27 people including an Indian national and wounding many others.

The offshoot of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, claimed responsibility for the attack.


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