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 Christian Women and Children Targeted by Taliban

Christian Women and Children Targeted by Taliban:

Lahore blast: Taliban bomb kills 65
and injures 300 outside public park in eastern Pakistan

A Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility for the explosion which took place as Christian families gathered in the park to celebrate Easter

At least 65 people have been killed and another 300 injured in a blast outside a public park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahra have claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that they specifically wanted to kill Christians. The bomb detonated on Sunday evening in local time, when many Christian families were visiting the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park area to celebrate Easter. It exploded as families were leaving the park and the majority of victims are believed to be women and children. It is believed to have detonated close to children's swings.

Officials say that at least 65 people have died and a further 300 people are injured- of the injured, at least 50 are children. It is reported that many of the injured have been seriously harmed in the explosion, prompting fears that the death toll could rise considerably higher.


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