KABUL, Afghanistan 

A temple for Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh minority came under an armed attack in the capital Kabul early on Wednesday, an official confirmed.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tareq Aryan told Anadolu Agency “a number of terrorists” stormed the temple in the old Shor Bazaar area.

The Taliban militants issued a statement distancing themselves from the assault.

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