Dec 28, 2:35 AM EST

Pakistan: Gunmen kill man from targeted minority sect

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ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani police officer says unknown gunmen have shot dead a young man from a targeted religious minority community in eastern Pakistan.

Rifaqat Hussain says gunmen killed Luqman Shahzad on Sunday as he walked to an agriculture field near his village in the Gujranwala district of Punjab.

A spokesman for the Ahmedi community says Shahzad is the 11th member of the community killed in Pakistan this year. The spokesman, Saleemud Din, says Pakistani religious leaders and media continue to incite hatred against Ahmedis.

Ahmedis are followers of Ghulam Ahmed, an Indian religious leader who died in 1908. Although their beliefs overlap with Islam in many ways, they are considered heretics by many conservative Muslims. A 1974 Pakistani law officially declared Ahmedis to be non-Muslim.

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