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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35908512

    "An explosion in the Pakistani city of Lahore has killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more, officials say.
    The blast was in a large park in the south-west of the city, where many people had gathered late on Sunday.
    Police told the BBC it appeared to be a suicide bomb. No group has said it was behind the blast.
    There is speculation that Christian families out for the Easter weekend may have been the target, says the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil, in Lahore.
    All the major hospitals in the area have been put on an emergency footing, local media report.
    The explosion appears to have been at the main gate to the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in an area where cars are usually left.
    Most of the dead and injured are women and children, a senior local police officer told Reuters news agency.
    One eyewitness said there was chaos, with a stampede breaking out and children separated from their parents in the rush to escape.
    Another told local media of pools of blood and scattered body parts in the park,.
    Lahore is the capital of Punjab, Pakistan's largest and wealthiest province and the political powerbase of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
    Pakistan has suffered regular incidents of Taliban-related violence, sectarian strife and criminal gang activity."

    It's the deadliest incident in Pakistan so far this year, and unlikely to be the last of its magnitude.
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    Another terrible attack on Christians in Pakistan. I pray that this will stop.
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    This is the fourth time this has been posted...
    When I submitted it there weren't any other threads. I can't account for the bait thread being approved first now can I?
 
 
 
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