2016-03-27 18:41:00

More than 50 people killed in Easter Sunday suicide bombing

(Vatican Radio) A suicide bomber killed at least 52 people, mostly women and children, at a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Easter Sunday.

The blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a few feet (metres) away from children's swings. Around 150 people were injured in the explosion, officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

Eyewitnesses said they saw body parts strewn across the parking lot once the dust had settled after the blast. Media footage showed children and women crying and screaming and rescue officials, police and bystanders carrying injured people to ambulances and private cars.

The park had been particularly busy on Sunday evening due to the Easter weekend, and some are speculating Christian families celebrating the holiday may have been the target of the attack. 

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