“We are not satisfied with the security arrangements. We have cancelled the mass funeral programme,” Salim-u-din, a spokesman for
“We have dug a total of 93 graves and burials are under way. More than 50 bodies have been buried until now,” the spokesman said.
Burials were also under way in Chenab Nagar, a town 160 kilometres west of
“As per my record, 82 people have died, but we are collecting fresh information from the hospitals,” Amin Chupra, an administrative official told
The victims were killed when militants wearing suicide vests burst into prayer halls at Ahmadis' worship place in
“We have been receiving threats for the last year,” Qamar Suleman, a community leader told
The day after the attack the worship place was still scattered with broken glass and stained with blood and human flesh on its green carpet and walls.
“Three terrorists started spraying bullets, I can not explain that... in words,” said Ishaq Ahmed, a community volunteer at Garhi Shahu, where dozens of people were killed.
“I believed I would be killed as they could see me at any time,” said Ahmed, who hid at the worship places main gate when the attack began.
“Six terrorists in two groups carried out these attacks. Two were arrested, two have been killed” he said adding that the remaining two acted as facilitators outside the two mosques and police are pursuing them.
Grenades, Kalashnikovs, detonators, three suicide vests and four kilogrammes of explosives have been recovered from the two sites.
In Chenab Nagar, markets and bazaars remained closed and people were seen going in groups to the main graveyard, an
Ahmadis, who have been declared non-Muslim by
A city of eight million people, including two million members of the Ahmadi sect,
A US State Department report on human rights says that 11 Ahmadis were killed for their faith in 2009. -