The number of victims of explosion in the city of Lahore (northeastern Pakistan) has risen to 65 people. More than 280 were injured. It is reported Reuters with reference to data doctors.
“Many of the victims are now in hospital. We fear that the death toll may increase,” — said the Agency adviser to the government on health in the Punjab province, where the explosion occurred.
Explosion in the Park in the second largest city of Pakistan occurred today at 16:44 GMT. A suicide bomber blew himself up not far from the Playground. In this regard, the majority of dead and wounded women and children.
Responsibility for the incident has not yet claimed any one terrorist group. Police say that it is not yet clear whether the goal of Islamists, Christians (Catholics celebrate Easter today).
Soon after the attack, the government of Punjab ordered that all public parks are closed. Closed main shopping area. In the province declared three days of mourning.