In pictures: Terror revisits Lahore

Published March 28, 2016
An injured man from the bomb blast talks on his cell phone at a local hospital in Lahore.─AP
An injured man from the bomb blast talks on his cell phone at a local hospital in Lahore.─AP
Rescuers and officials gather at the bomb blast site in Lahore.─AFP
Rescuers and officials gather at the bomb blast site in Lahore.─AFP
A woman weeps for her injured family members as she tries to speak to security at a local hospital in Lahore.─AP
A woman weeps for her injured family members as she tries to speak to security at a local hospital in Lahore.─AP
Men mourn the death of their relatives after the blast outside a public park in Lahore.─Reuters
Men mourn the death of their relatives after the blast outside a public park in Lahore.─Reuters
Relatives shift an injured bomb blast victim into a hospital after the bomb blast.─AFP
Relatives shift an injured bomb blast victim into a hospital after the bomb blast.─AFP
Relatives mourn over the body of a victim during a funeral following an overnight suicide bombing in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AFP
Relatives mourn over the body of a victim during a funeral following an overnight suicide bombing in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AFP
Rescuers use a stretcher to shift a body from a bomb blast site.─AFP
Rescuers use a stretcher to shift a body from a bomb blast site.─AFP
A boy mourns over the death of his relative in a bomb blast, at a local hospital in Lahore.─AP
A boy mourns over the death of his relative in a bomb blast, at a local hospital in Lahore.─AP
Relatives of injured victims gather outside the hospital in Lahore.─AFP
Relatives of injured victims gather outside the hospital in Lahore.─AFP
Security officials collect evidence at the cordoned-off site of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AFP
Security officials collect evidence at the cordoned-off site of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AFP
Security officials examine the cordoned-off site of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AP
Security officials examine the cordoned-off site of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AP

LAHORE: Terrorism revisited the provincial capital after a year on Sunday as a suicide bomber blew himself up in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, a recreation facility thronged by a large number of people on weekends, killing at least 72 people, including women and children, and injuring more than 300 others.

The powerful blast ripped through massively crowded area of the park adjacent to Gate 1 which houses swings, train and some other attractions for children. Witnesses said the crowd included a large number of Christian families celebrating Easter.

A majority of the dead and injured were children and women, according to the Rescue 1122 and police officials.

A number of arrests were made during raids following the attack, Inter-Services Public Relations said on Monday.

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