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Gunmen kill 8 at Pakistani prayers
From CNN’s Syed Mohsin Naqvi
Friday, October 7, 2005 Posted: 0643 GMT (1443 HKT)
LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) — At least eight people were killed and 18 others injured when a group of men opened fire at a “Qadiani Sect” prayer gathering in Mandi Bahuddin, Pakistan, police said.
In addition, local police said some Qadianis were praying in a house in Mong Town when two motorcyclists opened fire on them on Friday.
The injured people were taken to a hospital, and police have cordoned off the area.
In the late seventies, Qadianis were declared non-Muslims in the Pakistani constitution, and have all the rights of non-Muslims in Pakistan.
The attack occurred on the second day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Mandi Bahuddin is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Islamabad.