A explosion occurred inside Gurdwara Sahib in Essen, Germany of the Nanaksar Group. Several people have been reported injured due to the bomb blast and it’s suspected that an assailant threw the explosive and fled. The CCTV cameras of the Gurdwara were not in operation during the blast. However, an audio recording of the incident has surfaced.
CHILDREN REHEARSING FOR VAISAKHI EVENT AT THE TIME OF THE BLAST.
A person clothed fully in black with a black mask on, planted a bomb outside the Gurdwara near the Nishan Sahib (listen to audio below).
When the bomb exploded, there was a wedding happening inside the gurdwara and kids classes were going on.
Maharaj da saroop is in chardikla. No harm done.
The sangat is fine as well. The Granthi Singh got injured mainly on his legs and was taken by the emergency services. No further update on his health yet. The other sangat is fine physically.
The bomb was really powerful. Windows of flats around the gurdwara are all bursted. Residents have come to the Gurdwara to show their support and are standing with the Sikhs.
No update on suspects or motives.
An Eyewitness breaks down what occurred inside the Gurdwara Sahib:
Video showing immediate aftermath:
Gurdwara Attacked in Germany – Witnesses
Audio Recording at the time of the bomb blast inside the Gurdwara: