2 Sikh men have died in a blast in the capital of Afghanistan Kabul on Saturday killing a total of 3 people and wounding four other people.
The first targeted killing occurred at a store which collapsed and two Sikh men died after an explosion.
No group has taken responsibility for the blast but Sikhs have been targets of extremists in the country for years.
Tensions among the Sikh community left in Afghanistan remain high. The Sikh and Hindu community has went from over 250,000 to less than 700 in the last few years.
Last March, a Gurdwara was attacked where 25 people were killed and eight were injured.
Users took to Twitter to express their views:
Sikh genocide in Afghanistan/Pakistan continues.— jeet ਪ੍ਰਭਜੀਤ🦎♻️🐊🟧 (@jeetsidhu_) February 6, 2021
No attention from NGOs, celebrities, or woke activists. https://t.co/5PAeiCDXJT
Praying for safety for the Sikhs in Kabul. Afghan Sikhs faced attacks from ISIS in March 2020, and now less than a year later they’re reliving the horror. The Sikh community in Afghanistan is now a fraction of what it used to be, and they need our help to raise their voices.— 🦦 (@vxxra_) February 7, 2021
The Sikhs in Afghanistan have suffered immensely as a minority and continue to. The Afghan Government should really do more to protect minority groups in the country. This is heartbreaking 💔🙏🏽— GG (@GillGirl_GKG) February 6, 2021
This is absolutely tragic (although not unexpected) for Afghanistan.— ਜੋਧਸਿੰਘ (JungNihang) (@YungBhujang) February 6, 2021
As far as I know, all the Sikhs who wanted to leave Afghanistan have already left – the remaining few families understood the dangers yet chose to stay back and maintain the Gurdwara. A true inspiration ✊🏽 https://t.co/lYAleXtVak
Afghan Sikhs continue to be persecuted and targeted by terrorist organisations and attacks in Afghanistan. When will this mindless hate stop – so sad, praying for Afghan Sikhs and their safety in Kabul 💔🙏🏽 https://t.co/QxYfAJ4e7J— GG (@GillGirl_GKG) February 6, 2021