Friday, May 28, 2010

Pakistani mosques attacked by Gunmen, 5 killed

Gunmen, reportedly armed with grenades among other weapons, have killed around 5 people after attacking the mosque of a minority islamic sect in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the Associated Press reported just minutes ago.

The attacks were against the Ahmadi group, which has been targeted by radical Sunni groups in the past, though never on such a large scale or coordinated fashion.
The Pakistani Taleban in Punjab has claimed responsibility.
The mosques were several kilometres apart from each other, police officer Haider Ashraf said.
The Government has also declared that the group cannot affiliate itself with the Islamic faith, and that it does not recognize it as a Muslim group.
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