Panic resurfaces in Pak, this time as blasts strike in Lahore

The world seems to have been suffering from a bad phase. After the Baghdadi and Belgian blasts that incurred so many casualties, another blast seemingly ‘ripped’ open a park, a public garden, this time in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, apparently ‘the capital of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political heartland of Punjab,’ according to the officials in their media statement.

The gigantic explosion, if sources are to be believed, was caused by a suicide bomber, supposedly parked on a motorbike- hit the first gate at around 6:30 pm, when the park was thriving with families. The area was more so crowded because the Christian masses had been celebrating their Easter Sunday. “At least 10 people have been killed in a blast outside Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park,” Jam Sajjad Hussain, a spokesman for stated, further stating that around 30 people suffered various injuries and had been shifted to various hospitals in the city. Most of the victims are believed to be women and children.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Talibani sub-faction, has claimed to be behind this attack.

Meanwhile, emergency has been declared at all government hospitals in Lahore, the local media stated. Panic has managed to resurface among the masses regarding safety. The nation of Pakistan, a country of approximately 190 million people, is ‘plagued’ by many outfits: a Taliban insurgency, criminal gangs, groups and  violence, among many others.

Source and picture(s): FirstPost, Times of India.

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