Sikh trader gunned down in Peshawar

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A trader from Peshawar’s Sikh community was gunned down in Nothia in Gulberg Police precincts in Peshawar Saturday.

Gulberg Police Station Station House Officer (SHO) Riaz Ali Shah said that unidentified men fired shots at the trader, a resident of Dabgari, while he was at his grocery shop in Nothia, Peshawar Cantonment, and fled. The body has been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital while police are investigating the crime, he added.

On August 6, members of Peshawar’s Sikh community had come under attack with one killed and two injured in a firing incident. The attackers had targeted traders as they prayed bullets at three shops in a market in Hashtnagri. Last month’s attack had led to protests from members of the community who have demanded protection from the government.

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