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Explosion In Pakistan Targets Easter Gathering, Killing At Least 65

The suspected suicide bomber also injured hundreds, mostly women and children.

By Ryan Biek, Stephanie Liebergen | March 27, 2016

An explosion in Pakistan killed at least 65 people Sunday and injured more than 300.

The bomb exploded outside a public park in Lahore, and most of the casualties are reportedly women and children. 

A division of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. In a conversation with NBC News, a spokesman for the group said "Members of the Christian community who were celebrating Easter today were our prime target."

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An investigation is underway, but the local police chief said it appears the explosion was a suicide bombing.

This video includes clips from Samaa TV and ARY News

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