Over eighty Ahmadis were killed in Pakistan yesterday after extremists attacked two of their mosques. The Ahmadis are a Muslim sect which some Muslims consider to be unislamic (a theological position equivalent to that of Mormonism within Christianity). The sect originated in Pakistan but its adherents have long been persecuted there, both legally and socially:
Three of the attackers blew themselves up with suicide vests packed with explosives when police tried to enter the mosque, officials said.
Police were searching for at least two militants who managed to flee the scene.
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