American doctor killed in Pakistan amid wave of violence aimed at Ahmadi Muslims

By Tim Craig, Shaiq Hussain, May 26, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American doctor was shot and killed in eastern Pakistan on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest attack targeting Ahmadi Muslims and other religious minorities here.

Mehdi Ali Qamar, a cardiologist who practices in suburban Columbus, Ohio, had traveled to Pakistan’s Punjab province late last week to volunteer at a local heart clinic and visit relatives, according to Ahmadi community leaders. At around sunrise Monday, he went to an Ahmadi cemetery to visit the graves of several family members.

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