From the AP:
Assailants with assault rifles attacked a mosque belonging to a small Muslim sect in eastern Pakistan early Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 19, police and a doctor said.
The attack on the mosque belonging to Ahmadiyya sect happened in the village of Mong, about 240 miles northeast of Multan, a main city in the eastern Punjab province, said Mohammed Arif, an area police officer.
“So far we only know that three men riding on a motorcycle suddenly came in the village Friday morning. Two of them went inside the mosque and started firing,” he said.
Masood Ahmed Raja, a cardiologist who belongs to the Ahmadiyya sect, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was going to the Baitul Hamad mosque when he saw three masked men fleeing on a motorcycle.
“I had no idea who these men were, but when I reached the mosque, I heard cries and saw blood everywhere,” he said. “I don’t know who attacked our mosque, but it seems to be an act of religious terrorism.”
The Sunni and Shi”a mainstream consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya, a heretic. His claim to prophethood contradicts basic Islamic tenets and thus renders his followers susceptible to attack.