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.