Scores killed as suicide bomber attacks Pakistan park
March 28, Islamabad: At least 65 people, mostly women and children, have been killed at a crowded park in Pakistan in a suicide blast. The blast also wounded more than 300 people.
A faction of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, later claimed responsibility for the attack in the eastern city of Lahore and said that it was aimed at Christians, reports said.
Christians were celebrating Easter in the park, which is popular with families, when the bomber blew himself up a few metres from a children's play area, media reports said.
A health adviser for the Punjab provincial government Salman Rafique confirmed to the Reuters news agency that most of those killed were women and children.
Soon after the attack, the Punjab government ordered all public parks closed and declared three days of mourning. The main shopping areas were closed and many of the city's roads were deserted.
The Oslo Times