At approximately 0745 local time (0315 UTC) on 25 March 2020, at least one assailant armed with an automatic rifle and grenades attacked a Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) in the Shorbazar area, located in Police District 1, near downtown Kabul, the capital. Afghan security forces — aided by international troops — responded to the attack and engaged the gunman for several hours before killing him. At least 25 worshippers were killed and eight others were wounded during the episode. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.