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Suicide blast in Pakistan kills at least 65

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 00:58

A suicide blast targeting Christians has killed at least 65 people at a park in Lahore, Pakistan. Yiming Woo reports.

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Relatives of those killed or wounded in a deadly blast have gathered outside this hospital in Lahore. A suicide bomber targeting Christians has killed at least 65 people. About 300 others were wounded and authorities fear the death toll will rise considerably. (SOUNDBITE) (Punjabi) WOMAN WHOSE SON DIED IN BLAST, HAMEEDA, SAYING: "My 22-year-old son... father of my grandchildren. My son has a two-year-old daughter. Oh, my God. You should not have left me, my son." The bombing happened at a park popular with many Christians celebrating the Easter weekend. A Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility. Islamist militants in Pakistan have attacked Christians and other religious minorities often over the past decade. Many Christians accuse the government of doing little to protect them and say politicians are slow to take any concrete steps to improve security.

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Suicide blast in Pakistan kills at least 65

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 00:58