TERROR ATTACK: At least 65 confirmed dead in suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan

They targeted the site while many Christian families gathered to celebrate Easter 

at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, close to a children’s play area.

Mustansar Feroz, superintedent of police for the area, told Reuters: ‘Most of the dead and 

injured are women and children.’

A spokesman for the Punjab government says that a bomb attack on a park in the Pakistani

city of Lahore has killed 65 people and injured 300, though the number is feared to continue 

climbing as many of the wounded are in critical condition.

Zaeem Qadri said that the chief minister of Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif, has 

announced three days mourning and pledged to ensure that those involved in the terror 

attack are brought to trial.


Local police chief Haider Ashraf said the park was manned by police guards and private 

security guards.

He said: ‘We are in a warlike situation and there is always a general threat but no specific 

threat alert was received for this place.’

Eyewitnesses said they saw body parts strewn across the parking lot once the dust had 

settled.

Shocking images from the scene show people mourning their dead loved ones and helping 

move the wounded away from the debris-littered blast site.


source: metro uk