Scores die in Pakistan suicide blast targeting Christians on Easter

A suicide bomber killed at least 70 people in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore on Sunday. Many of the victims were children. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-e-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the Easter attack, saying they had targeted Christians. The blast hit a park in the heart of the city in the evening, when families were gathered to celebrate the holiday. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price called the bombing “cowardly.”

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