12:38 GMT27 November 2020
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    At least 65 were killed as a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday.

    A suicide blast hit Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, located in Iqbal Town area of Lahore in eastern Pakistan, where hundreds of families, mainly women and children, were walking. Police and rescue officials are currently at the site of the attack.

    "The rescue operation is continuing," a Lahore top administration official told AFP, adding that more than 50 children were among the injured.

    According to the SAMAA TV broadcaster, the attack has left nearly 300 wounded, who have been transferred to nearby hospitals. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned a deadly suicide bombing in the Punjab province of Lahore.

    In his statement, Sharif expressed his condolences over the loss of innocent lives and instructed the authorities to provide necessary medical aid to the injured, Pakistan's Samaa TV said.


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