Christian Persecution

At least 65 dead and 300 injured after a Taliban suicide bomber targeted Christians celebrating Easter in a park in Pakistan

imageAt least 65 people have been killed and 300 injured by a Taliban suicide bomber who targeted Christians near a children’s playground in a park in Pakistan. The blast happened in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, a few metres away from children’s swings, and most of the victims are believed to be women and children. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack, adding: ‘The target was Christians.’
Authorities have so far confirmed the deaths of 65 people at the park, where Christians had been celebrating Easter, but they expect the death toll to rise. Read More