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EFSAS comments on suicide attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan by IS


Responsibility for the bombing was subsequently claimed by the Islamic State (IS) and majority of the victims were members of the minority Sikh and Hindu communities. The attack took place while they were on their way to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who had just inaugurated a hospital in Jalalabad hours prior to the bombing. Among the victims was Avtar Singh Khalsa, the only Sikh candidate to run in the upcoming October parliamentary elections.