Police in Pakistan say at least eight people have been killed and at least 19 others wounded in a shooting attack on a mosque belonging to a small Muslim sect in the eastern part of the country.
Authorities say the attack took place early Friday in the town of Mong, in the central province of Punjab. They say several men entered a mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyya sect and began shooting.
Ahmadiyas have been persecuted and ostracized in many countries, including mainly Sunni Muslim Pakistan, where law passed in the 1970s declared them non-Muslim.
The sect, founded in 1889 by a 19th century Indian religious leader, differs from mainstream Muslim groups over the definition of Islam's founder Mohammad being the "final" prophet.