Gilgit, December 29: In a very unusual incident, two Chiristian brothers were attacked by unknown assailants in the Ittehad Chowk area of Gilgit city yesterday. One person identified as Mushtaq Masih was shot dead while his brother Liaqat Masih was injured.
According to details published in the regional press, the two brothers were busy cleaning a street when they were attacked.
This is for the very first time that people belonging to the Christian faith were attacked in the violence-hit city.
Police have reportedly arrested three people belonging to the Christian community on suspicion for interrogation. Police have expressed the suspicion that the attack might be the result of personal animosity.