Police Identify Suicide Bomber Behind Terrorist Attack in Lahore, Pakistan

© AFP 2022 / STRDELAmbulance in Lahore. (File)
Ambulance in Lahore. (File) - Sputnik International
Police have established the identity of a suicide bomber who carried out the recent terrorist attack in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, local media reported Monday.

Pakistani police officers and rescue workers gather at the site of bomb explosion in a park in Lahore, Pakistan - Sputnik International
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NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — On Sunday, a suicide blast in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, located in the Iqbal Town area of Lahore in eastern Pakistan, left at least 70 people dead and over 300 injured, mainly women and children. A Pakistani faction of the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to the Geo TV channel, the perpetrator was identified as Yousuf, son of Ghulam Farid, a 28-year-old resident of Punjab's Muzzafargarh district. The bomber had reportedly been a teacher at Lahore's seminary for eight years.

The Counter-Terrorism Department of police has conducted a raid and detained 15 suspects allegedly linked to the attack, including three brothers of the bomber.

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