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Pakistani woman, girls killed over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

Pakistani woman, girls killed over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

Updated 30 July 2014, 11:56 AEST

A woman and her two grand-daughters have been killed in Pakistan in the latest incident of sectarian violence targeting minority groups.

The trio belonged to the Ahmadiyya community in the industrial city of Gujranwala, southeast of Islamabad.

The violence started after a young Ahmadi was accused of making a blasphemous posting on Facebook.

The man himself has not been hurt.

Hardliners in Pakistan consider the Ahmadis heretics, with a 30 year old law declaring them non-Muslims.

Rights groups say over 240 Ahmadis have been killed since the law came into being.

Presenter: Tom Fayle

Speaker: Aziz Bhatti, spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Australia

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