As Pakistani Christian community was celebrating Easter, Iqbal Town Superintendent Police Dr Muhammad Iqbal confirmed this was a suicide attack that took place at a children’s park, where a large number of families, especially women and children, were present. “Most of the dead and injured are women and children,” said Mustansar Feroz, police superintendent for the area in which the park is located.
LAHORE: At least 58 people were killed in a suicide attack in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park of Iqbal Town on Sunday evening, provincial government officials said. Hospital sources added that over 200 were injured.
The area is a renowned residential area of Lahore. The blast was just outside the exit gate and a few feet (metres) away from the children’s swings.
DCO Captain (Retd) Muhammad Usman said the head of the suicide bomber was recovered. Ball bearings were also found at the site.
Eye witnesses said there were pools of blood and scattered body parts spread across the site of the attack.
“We took the injured to hospitals on rickshaws and taxis,” one eyewitness said.
He added that the crowd was “unusually large” because of Easter.
“The roads were also jammed and queues of vehicles could be seen till Moon Market.”
Many eyewitnesses said there was no security present in and around the park.
An eye witness, talking to DawnNews, said:
“The park is huge and has many entrance gates. There were almost no security personnel present there.”
A Rescue 1122 spokesman confirmed that an emergency call was received at around 6:44pm and that over 20 ambulances had been sent to the site at the time. READ MORE
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