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In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful
International Press and Media Desk
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat International
22 Deer Park, London, SW19 3TL
Tel / Fax (44) 020 8544 7613 Mobile (44) 077954 90682
16 February 2009
AHMADI MOSQUE ATTACKED IN PAKISTAN
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat condemns an attack that took place on 11 February 2009 at its Bait-ul-Zikr Mosque in Sialkot, Pakistan. The attack left one Ahmadi Muslim, Mr Bashir Ahmad Salohi injured.
At around 7pm last Wednesday an unknown person or persons threw a hand grenade into the courtyard of the mosque. Fortunately the attack did not occur at prayer times otherwise it could have caused much greater damage.
Police sealed the entrance to the mosque following the attack, however so far no person has been detained with regard the attack. The evidence available suggests that the grenade had been built locally.
Abid Khan, Press Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat said:
“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat continues to suffer in Pakistan. Ahmadis are unable to practise their religion peacefully and this is yet another example of local extremists attempting to intimidate members of the Jamaat.”
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