Mob attacks Christians in Pakistan province

LAHORE: A mob led by radical Islamists on Saturday unleashed an attack on Christians in Pakistan Punjab province over the allegations of desecration of the Quran that left at least two members from the minority community injured, one of them seriously, police said.
The incident took place in Mujahid Colony Sargodha district of Punjab, 200km from Lahore, in the morning.Several video clips of the mob attack on properties of Christian community members are doing rounds on social media.
The mob led by radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) activists attacked Christian community members, burning and ransacking their property. According to senior Punjab police officer Asad Ejaz Malhi, a heavy contingent of police has reached Mujahid Colony and dispersed the mob which had surrounded some houses (of Christians) over the allegations of desecration of the Quran.
He said one injured person has been shifted to a hospital and police have been deployed there to maintain law and order.


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