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Briton killed in Lahore attacks on Ahmadi’s
Monday, 31 May, 2010
Shoes of members of the attacked Ahmadi community lie outside the building's entrance in the Garhi Shahu area of Lahore. A British businessman Muhammad Bilal was among those who lost their lives in the attack. — Photo by AFP
LONDON: A British man was killed in attacks on two places of worships in the Pakistani city of Lahore which killed more than 80 people, the Foreign Office said on Sunday, reports AFP.
“I can confirm that a British national died in the attacks on Friday,” a Foreign Office spokeswoman said, without giving further details.
Reports said the victim was Muhammad Bilal, a 58-year-old married father of three children, from Southfields in southwest London.
The businessman had set up a medical clinic and provided financial help to the poor of Lahore, his relatives told British media.
The victims were killed when militants wearing suicide vests burst into prayer halls at the Garhi Shahu and Model Town mosques, firing guns, throwing grenades and taking hostages.
They targeted members of a religious minority — Ahmadis, who have been declared non-Muslim by Pakistan.