Easter horror: 65 killed Where Christian Children Celebrated
WorldNetDaily At least 65 people were killed when an explosion tore through a crowded amusement park in Pakistan where Christians were celebrating Easter.
Reuters reported a Taliban faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack and said Christians specifically were the target of the blast. At least 300 people were injured when the bomb went off in the eastern city of Lahore. Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park is a popular site for members of Lahore’s Christian community, many of whom had gone there to celebrate the Easter weekend holiday.
A suicide bomber is suspected as responsible. The explosion reportedly occurred just outside the exit gate and near children’s rides.
Most of the dead are women and children. Witnesses reported seeing body parts strewn across the parking lot after the dust settled.
"When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air," Hasan Imran, 30, told Reuters.
"It was overcrowded because of Easter, there were a lot of Christians there," said Javed Ali, a 35-year-old who lives near the park.