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 70 people, including more than 20 children, were reportedly killed and over 300 people were injured. Militants, affiliated with Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Hashtags similar to the ones popular after the terrorist attacks in France and Belgium appeared on social media after the Lahore explosions. People express solidarity with the victims and their families using hashtags #PrayForLahore and #IndiawithPakistan, urging to stand with the country.
Still can't get over the fact that what seemed like a normal day at the park was the last for many. May their souls rest easy#PrayForLahore— Sanjeev (@Jeevious) 28 марта 2016 г.
Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained since they declared independence from Britain almost 70 years ago. Both countries lay claims to the Kashmir region.