Pakistan police say Sikh lawmaker killed by political rival

April 25, 2016 8:46 AM

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police have arrested six suspects in the killing of a Sikh lawmaker and are denying a Taliban claim of responsibility, saying a rival within the Sikh community hired assassins to carry out the shooting.

Sardar Suran Singh, a provincial adviser on minority affairs in northwestern Pakistan, was gunned down Friday as he headed home. The Pakistani Taliban claimed the attack.

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