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

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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-Ahrar 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.

Rescue officials said that the bodies of more than 30 deceased had been taken to hospitals around the city. All hospitals in the city have been put on emergency alert to tend to the injured. 

Salman Rafique, health advisor to the Punjab provincial government, said: "Many [of the wounded] are in operation theatres now being treated and we fear the death toll may climb considerably."

Senior police officer Haider Ashraf says the explosion appeared to be a suicide bombing but that investigations were ongoing to establish the cause.

He said that the park was manned by police and security guards, telling reporters: "We are in a war like situation and there is always a general threat but no specific alert threat was received for this place."

Eye witnesses have described the scene as chaotic and said that a stampede ensued following the blast, causing children to be separated from parents.

Javed Ali, who lives opposite the park, told local media that the force of the blast shattered the windows of his home. He said: "Everything was shaking- there were cries and dust everywhere. After ten minutes I went outside. There was human flesh on the walls of our house."

He added: "It was overcrowded because of Easter- there were a lot of Christians there. It was so crowded I told my family not to go."

Hasan Imran, 30, says he was talking an evening walk in the park when the explosion detonated. He said: "When the blast occured the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air."

The government of Punjab has issued an urgent appeal online for blood donations to help treat the wounded. The government's official twitter accounted posted a message offering free transport to anyone who wished to donate blood.
 
Chief minister of the Punjab province Shahbaz Sharif has announced three days of official morning and vowed to bring those responsible before the courts.

Local officials have ordered all play parks in the province to shut.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/lahore-blast-15-killed-and-at-least-30-injured-outside-public-park-in-eastern-pakistan-a6955366.html

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Innaa lillahi Wa Innaa Ilayhi Raaji'oon. "Indeed to Allah we belong, and to Him we return." 2:156. (((((fatiha)))))

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Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.

"We shall set up the scales of justice on the Day of Resurrection, and no soul will be wronged in the least." (21:47) - And on that they, there will be no excuses. Only justice. May the injured ones heal and may Allah give patience and strength to those who have lost loved ones.

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34 minutes ago, LeftCoastMom said:

@Ali_Hussain thanks for putting this up. Prayers for all the injured and deceased and their families. I hope the government can find those responsible. Targeting families on a holy day! I believe the Shia have been served the same?

There really are no words to describe these people, the targeted a children's fun fair, with the specific aim of killing Christians on their holiday - in the end they managed to kill more Muslims http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/lahore-blast-pakistan-suicide-bombing-childrens-body-parts-everywhere-playground-a6955961.html

But you're right in Pakistan, there attacks are normally directed against the Shi'a.

A kids football match was attacked in Iraq a few days ago...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/baghdad-suicide-attack-killed-in-iraqi-capital-a6952496.html

With all the "I am's" floating around social media, I saw someone with a "I am sick of this s**t" - I share the sentiment.

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This was a retaliatory attack by R.A.W. (India mil int) and its fingers the Deobundi terror organizations of Pakistan like LeJ and TTP. It  is because we caught their agent recently. After the attack we also caught a whole cadre of their agents from Ramzan sugar mill in Chiniot which is owned by the prime minister Nawaz Sharif. So his docile and passive stance towards Indian malice now has its cause revealed. I've believed and always wrote here that democracy in lawless 3rd world countries is the backdoor for the powerful crooks into power and it is fiercely guarded by the west precisely so these evil minions of theirs can do their bidding. I've also always wrote about their ill plans for the region and Pakistan. Others have as well. Like the CIA map of 'Pakistan' for 2020 in which there is no Pakistan and biggest chunks go to India. Our 'leadership' has always been doing just that. Its evident as daylight by their actions (and inaction).

However, here it is once again. Unless the situation is forcefully corrected now the country of Pakistan will not be in a salvageable condition a few years from now.

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