Afghan officials say 25 killed in Kabul attack on Sikhs

Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from an attack by the Islamic State group on a Sikh place of worship in the capital, Kabul, to 25 killed. (MGN)
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from an attack by the Islamic State group on a Sikh place of worship in the capital, Kabul, to 25 killed.

The Interior Ministry says a lone IS gunman rampaged through a Sikh Gurdwara in the heart of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing 25 worshippers and wounding eight.

It says that the gunman held many of the worshippers hostage for several hours as Afghan special forces, helped by international troops, tried to clear the building.

At least one of the dead was a child.