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  • Pakistanis are shocked and angry

  • after a suicide bomber attacked a crowded children's park in the City of Lahore,

  • killing more than 70 people and injuring hundreds of others.

  • The attack took place on Sunday evening at the popular Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park,

  • where families have come to enjoy an evening of recreation.

  • Many casualties were women and children.

  • A breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack,

  • which they said was targeting Pakistan's tiny Christian minority

  • or believed to be out in force celebrating Easter.

  • But the victims came from all faiths.

  • Lahore is the hometown of Pakistan's current prime minister, Nawaz Sharif,

  • and considered one of the country's safer cities.

  • Pakistan has seen a downturn in terrorist violence over the last two years

  • after security forces began to crack down on some hard-line militant groups.

  • But Sunday's devastating attack has raised fears of a resurgence in brutality.

  • Amy Kazmin, Financial Times.

Pakistanis are shocked and angry

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