A bomber killed at least 72 people and injured at last 300 more on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan.
The bomber struck in the Gulshan-i-Iqbal park, which was unusually crowded with families celebrating Easter.
“[T]he terrorist hit a very soft target of women and children,” Deputy Inspector General of Operations Haider Ashraf was quoted as saying by Pakistan’s Dawn news organisation.
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan offshoot Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the killings. It is the same group that said it was responsible for the 2015 twin suicide bombings at churches in Lahore’s Youhanabad area, killing 15 people.