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Attackers strike sect mosques in Pakistan; 56 dead

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - An official says suicide squads killed 56 people in attacks on a minority sect's mosques in eastern Pakistan.

Lahore deputy commissioner Sajjad Bhutta also said 78 people were wounded in Friday's attacks.

The assaults in Lahore targeted the Ahmadi community. They are reviled as heretics by mainstream Muslims for their belief that their sect's founder was a savior foretold by the Quran.

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