Death toll from Easter bombing in Pakistan reaches 70

March 28, 2016 6:48 AM

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Death toll from Easter bombing in Pakistan reaches 70

LAHORE, Pakistan – The death toll from a massive suicide bombing targeting Christians gathered on Easter in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has risen to 70 as the country starts observing three-day mourning period following the attack.

A breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, which has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack in Gulshan Iqbal Park.

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