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A Christian Easter gathering at a public park in Lahore, Pakistan was attacked by a suicide bombers leaving 38 people dead and another 100 wounded. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing. Christians in Pakistan are often the target of religious extremist groups. Last year, suicide bombers from the Pakistani Taliban attacked two churches in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad, also located in Lahore. Remember to pray for Pakistani Christians today. 

3/27/2016 Pakistan (Sky News) – A suicide bomber has killed at least 38 people and wounded 100 others outside a public park in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore.

The explosion took place in the parking area of Gulshan Iqbal Park, just a few feet away from some children’s swings.

The area was crowded at the time because Christians were gathering to celebrate the Easter holiday.

Many families were leaving the park when the blast occurred.

The death toll is expected to rise as many of those injured are in a critical condition.

“At least 38 people were killed and more than 100 are injured,” said Superintendent Mustansar Feroz.

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