August 6, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Lahore, Pakistan (August 06, 2014): As per information the members of the Sikh community in North-West frontier province of Pakistan came under attack on Wednesday (August 06), with one Sikh killed and two others injured in a targeted firing.
According to reports, unidentified armed men opened fire at three shops located in a market in Hastnagri killing a Sikh trader and injuring two others.
Police officials said that the attack occurred at a busy marketplace in Hashtnagari area of Peshawar when members of the Sikh community had just opened their respective cosmetic shops.
The deceased was identified as Jagmohan Singh while the injured, Manmit Singh and Param Singh, were said to be in critical condition in the city’s Lady Reading hospital.
At least 520 Sikh families live in Peshawar with 380 of them living in a locality known as Mohallah Jogan Shah. Several of them migrated from the tribal regions when Pakistani Taliban established their control there.
There had been incidents of abduction and murder of Sikhs in recent past as well.
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