Essen, Germany— Today, during a wedding taking place at a Sikh Gurdwara in Essen, Germany, a loud explosion heard and felt.
A person wearing a face mask and clothed fully in black was allegedly seen planting a bomb outside the Gurdwara near the Nishan Sahib (Sikh Flag pole).
When the bomb exploded, there was a wedding taking place inside the Gurdwara and children’s classes were also taking place. News of some injuries including the Sikh Minister who received injuries mainly on his legs and was taken by the emergency services.
The power of the explosion left windows of Gurdwara smashed as well as flats around area were also affected. Local residents have come to the Gurdwara to show their support and are standing with the Sikhs.
No details are known regarding motives or suspects.