MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, a suicide blast
hit a park in Pakistani northeastern city of Lahore, where hundreds of families, mainly women and children, were walking, some of them celebrating Catholic Easter. At least 72 people were reportedly killed and over 300 people were injured. Militants, affiliated with the Taliban
claimed responsibility for the attack.
"Number of suspect terrorists and facilitators arrested and huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered," Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said on his Twitter.
According to the official, counterterrorist operations continued in the Punjab province cities of Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan.