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Eight dead in Pakistan mosque attack
DAWN - the Internet Edition

October 7 2005
Ramazan 2, 1426


Eight dead in Pakistan mosque attack ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (AFP) - Masked gunmen with Kalashnikov rifles stormed into a mosque belonging to a minority Muslim sect in Pakistan Friday, shooting dead eight people and wounding 14, interior minister Aftab Sherpao and police said. Members of the Ahmadi community offering morning prayers in Mong, a suburb of Mandi Bahauddin town, 100 kilometres south of Islamabad, were attacked by three men on a motorbike and two on foot, reports said. “The floor of the one-room mosque was littered with blood,” said Mohammad Sajid, who lives nearby. He said around 25 people were praying when the attack was made at around 4:45 am (2345 GMT).“Two masked men entered the mosque and sprayed bullets at people standing in two rows for morning prayers,” area police chief Ziaullah Niazi told AFP. “One witness said he could hear the sound of a motorbike with its engine running outside throughout the attack.” Police said one of the injured was in a critical condition.(Updated @ 12:30 PST First posted 10:15 PST)

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