Christian Easter celebrations targeted in Pakistan suicide bombing

March 27, 2016 1:15 PM

Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 27, 2016 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan where Christian families were celebrating Easter Sunday was the site of an apparent suicide bombing that left at least 65 dead and 300 wounded.

Many women and children were among those killed and injured, reports said.

A local branch of the Taliban claimed responsibility for the March 27 attack at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park.

Lahore’s top administration official, Muhammad Usman, told AFP that the death toll had reached 65, with the army’s rescue operation continuing.