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Monday, March 28, 2016

Suicide blast in crowded Lahore park kills 56

At least 56 people, including women and children, enjoying Easter holiday at a popular park, were on Sunday killed and nearly 200 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.

A large number of people, including Christians, were present in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Iqbal Town area when the powerful blast occurred, leaving many in a pool of blood.

“It is suspected that a suicide bomber blew himself up at the main gate of the park,” deputy inspector-general Lahore police Haider Asharaf said. He said about 8-10 kgs of explosive might have been used in the blast.

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