GUJRANWALA- Four members of the Ahmadi community were killed late on Sunday night and four others were severely injured when an angry mob attacked and burnt five houses belonging to members of the community over alleged blasphemy.

Those who died in the attack include a 55-year-old woman Bashiran, a minor girl Kianat, 7-year-old girl Hira and an unborn child who died due to suffocation.

The injured were rushed to the district headquarters hospital and their condition is said to be critical.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the People's Colony Circle told journalists that the trouble started with an allegedly blasphemous post on Facebook by an Ahmadi youth, following which the mob began protesting and eventually attacked and damaged homes belonging to members of the Ahmadi community. 

According to police and eyewitnesses, there were seven to eight houses of the Ahmadi community in the vicinity. However, following the violence all Ahmadi families in the area managed to flee.