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Briton killed in terror attack at Pakistan mosque

A British businessman was among 93 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques in Pakistan on Friday.

Muhammad Bilal, 58, of Southfields, south-west London, was visiting the Darul Zikr mosque in Lahore when terrorists burst in and opened fire.

The married father-of-three was with business colleagues at the time.

His family has paid tribute to his humanitarian work setting up a medical clinic and providing financial help to Pakistan's poor.

The co-ordinated attacks on two mosques of the minority Ahmadi sect took place during Friday prayers in the northern city. Police have blamed the Pakistani Taliban.

Suicide vests

Mr Bilal's family have flown to Pakistan on Sunday for his funeral.

His nephew, Sardar Fareed, said: "His loss will not only be felt by his direct family members but also by many more.

"He was a true servant of humanity. Muhammad was a living example of the Ahmadi Muslim motto 'Love for All, Hatred for None'."

Two teams of gunmen, including some in suicide vests, stormed the mosques with guns and grenades.

At least two of the seven attackers were captured, and some died in the stand-off.

One 17-year-old suspect told police the men had trained in the North Waziristan tribal region.

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