March 27, 2016, Lahore: A suicide bombing killed more than 65 people, by varying reports, in, , yesterday evening in . More than 280 people were injured. , a -offshoot group, claimed the responsibility of the bombing which detonated just a few feet away from the swing-set.
The claimant group said the bombing targeted theminority in the nation. Ehansullah Ehsan told , a Pakistani newspaper, “We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they were celebrating “.
When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air. – 30-year-old eye-witness Hasan Imran
The country has had continuing problems with the Taliban. In 2014, more than 140 people were killed in aschool attack.
After the incident, White Housespokesman Ned Price in a statement said “The stands with the people and government of Pakistan at this difficult hour. We will continue to work with our partners in Pakistan and across the region […] to root out the scourge of terrorism”. Prime minister expressed his condolence to Pakistani Prime Minister by telephoning him; and said “The coward terrorists attacked children and women […] It’s condemnable to attack innocent children and women. We are with Pakistani nation at [this] time”.
reported hundreds of citizens donated blood for the needy. Chief Minister announced three-day mourning.
added the security check for people to mark themselves safe after the incident.
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