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63 children, women killed in a children’s playground #Lahore #Pakistan by bomb blast

(blog admin’s note: On the use of hashtags for this case: Last year, the Pakistan government banned the use of certain religious terms in English, or the translation of certain religious words to English, hence the sparing use of hashtags for this article. Pls be careful with your hashtags for this situation in consideration of cultural and religious sensitivities).

From CNN: “A suicide blast in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore has killed at least 63 people, a senior police official told CNN.” (65 fatalities, according to some news agencies) 

“More than 300 others were injured, police official Haider Ashraf said. Pakistan

“Officials said the blast was from a suicide bomber and happened at the city’s Gulshan Iqbal Park. 

“The explosion ripped through the heart of Lahore on Sunday evening, at a time when many families were at the park. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamat-ul-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the bombing, a member of the group told CNN.
The attack targeted people in a park celebrating Easter, spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said. xxx”

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