Pakistan: Mob attacks Christian locality in Lahore

A photo from a previous and similar attack, also in Lahore. Source.

LAHORE: Christians living in the Sanda neighbourhood of Lahore fled for their lives as a charged mob attacked their houses after accusing one of their members of defiling the Holy Quran.

The incident took place late Sunday night in the Dhoob Sari area, where hundreds of emotionally charged people from different adjoining areas had converged. The crowd, carrying clubs and ammunition, chanted slogans and hurled abuses at the Christians.

The attackers forced their entry into houses and misbehaved with women as their men had already fled, fearing home invasion.

As police attempted to disperse the attackers, the latter threw rocks at the former, injuring DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf and some other cops…