US-based doc dies after being shot 11 times in Pak

  • PTI, Islamabad
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  • Updated: May 26, 2014 22:39 IST

A US-based doctor from Pakistan's minority Ahmadi community was killed Monday while he was visiting a graveyard in Punjab province.

Two unknown men on a motorcycle targeted Dr Mehdi Ali as he returned from a graveyard in Rabwah town.

Ahmadi community spokesman Saleem Uddin said the 50-year-old surgeon received 11 bullets.

Ali was in Pakistan to carry out social and research work at a cardiac hospital in Rabwah, which he helped build some time ago.

The attackers managed to flee after killing the doctor. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ali was reportedly a dual national of Pakistan and the US.

Pakistan's Ahmadis consider themselves Muslim but were declared non-Muslims through a constitutional amendment in 1974. A decade later, they were barred from proselytising or identifying themselves as Muslims. Some 1.5 million Ahmadis live across the country.

 

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