Angry Pakistanis torch minority Ahmadi’s place of worship

Source: Associated Press

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi sect says a mob of Sunni Muslims have torched the group’s place of worship.

Thursday’s assault in a village near the eastern city of Faisalabad in Punjab province is the latest sectarian attack on the Ahmadis in Pakistan.

Saleem-ud-Din says six people from the Ahmadi sect were injured in the attack. Authorities say the situation is under control on Friday and that police are investigating.

Ahmadis make a tiny minority of the Muslim-majority Pakistan and are often targeted by Sunni militants who consider them heretics.

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