Nearly 1000 Muslims attack Ahmadi mosque in Pakistan's Punjab

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Ahmadi mosque in Pakistan
Ahmadi mosque in Pakistan

Punjab : Nearly 1000 Muslims on Monday attacked Ahmadi mosque in Pakistan's province to prevent the members of the minority community from commemorating Prophet Mohammad's birthday, leaving several injured.

The rangers were deployed to take control of the situation where people were hurling stones and bricks at at the Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal district, some 275 km from Lahore, before storming the building.

Jamaat Ahmadiyya Pakistan Punjab spokesman Amer Mahmood claimed that the attack took place after some clerics of the area made announcement from a village mosque asking Muslims not to allow Ahmadis to pray at their mosque Baitulzikar - on the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad.

"More than 1,000 people responded to the clerics' call and gathered there and started marching towards the Baitulzikar. The mob opened fire and threw stone," Mahmood said.

As per current situation, the security forces have taken control over the mosque and also sealed it.