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Suicide Attack Kills Scores in Pakistani Park as Families were Celebrating the Easter Holiday

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At least 70 people, mostly women and children have been killed at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan while celebrating the Easter holiday on Sunday evening.

The attack which was perpetuated by a suicide bomber left over 400 people injured.

Pakistani rescuers and officials gather at a bomb blast site in Lahore on March 27, 2016. At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured when an explosion ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park where many minority Christians had gone to celebrate Easter Sunday in the Pakistani city Lahore, officials said. / AFP / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani rescuers and officials gather at a bomb blast site in Lahore on March 27, 2016.
At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured when an explosion ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park where many minority Christians had gone to celebrate Easter Sunday in the Pakistani city Lahore, officials said. / AFP / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Pakistani relative carries an injured child to the hospital in Lahore on March 27, 2016, after at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an apparent suicide bomb ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter. / AFP / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Pakistani relative carries an injured child to the hospital in Lahore on March 27, 2016, after at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an apparent suicide bomb ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter. / AFP / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, later claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they targeted Christians.

According to Aljazeera, a spokesman for the terrorist sect, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said We want to send this message to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that we have entered Lahore. He can do what he wants but he won’t be able to stop us. Our suicide bombers will continue these attacks.”

Photo Credit: Getty Images

2 Comments

  1. Laila

    March 28, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    May the souls of dead rest in peace. So sad.

  2. Tosin

    March 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    🙁
    This too shall pass. We all just need to work things out so we can live in peace.

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