'Blasphemy' on Facebook: Mob kills 3 women in Pakistan

'Blasphemy' on Facebook: Mob kills 3 women in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 28: A mob set several homes of minority Ahmadi Muslims ablaze in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, said a Washington Post report.

According to police official Zeeshan Siddiqi, the rioting began late Sunday after claims that an Ahmadi Muslim had posted a blasphemous photo of the Kaaba - the cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that observant Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day, on Facebook.

Reportedly, the photo contained nudity.

Police said the victims died of suffocation. According to reports, another woman suffered a miscarriage during the riots and was admitted to hospital.

Several minorities like Christians, Hindu and Sikhs, Ahmadis have long been targeted by Islamic extremists in Pakistan.

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