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WCC condemns violence in Kabul

WCC condemns violence in Kabul

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26 March 2020

As the so-called “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for an attack on a Sikh temple complex in Kabul, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned the attack and offered condolences to those who have lost loved ones.

A gunman stormed a temple used by Sikh and Hindu minorities in Kabul on 25 March, killing 25 worshipers during an hours-long battle with Afghan security forces. Security forces rescued 80 others from the site.

“People who are gathered to worship should not suffer from senseless acts of hate,” said Tveit. “Particularly during a time when the world is drawing together as one human family, this attack stands out as an offense against God and humankind.”

Tveit extended prayers for those who lost loved ones in the attack. “May the God of life help us strengthen our pursuit of peace and justice for all,” he said.


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