1 Sikh killed, 2 injured in gunmen attack in northwest Pak

  • PTI, Peshawar
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  • Updated: Aug 06, 2014 17:42 IST

A Sikh businessman was killed and two others injured on Wednesday when unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them in this restive north western city of Pakistan, prompting protests and road blockade from the members of the minority community.

The incident occurred at Shadab market in Hashtnagri area of Peshawar city where the victims associated with cosmetic business were ambushed, SP City Mustafa Tanvir told PTI.

Unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire killing one Sikh Jagmot Singh and injuring Param Singh and Manmit Singh - resident of Mohallah Jogan Shah Dabgari bazar in the city, he said, adding the victims are believed to to be relatives.

Tanvir said police have cordoned off the area and started search operations to arrest the culprits.

Police have registered a case and started investigation. Angry members of the Sikh community blocked the main Gate.

Road as a protest against the attack. There are also reports of some skirmishes after the attack.

 

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