Several people were stuck inside a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital Kabul after the building was stormed by gunmen and suicide bombers on Wednesday morning.
The country’s Ministry of Interior said security forces had cordoned off the area and were trying to counter the attack. The first floor of the complex had been cleared and the security forces were moving slowly throughout the remainder of the building.
Four people including a child are reported to have been killed in the attack. Seven people were wounded in the incident and are being treated in local hospitals.
Although the Taliban has denied responsibility for the attack, the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks activities by armed groups, said the ISIL (ISIS) armed group had claimed responsibility for the attack on its Aamaq media arm.