Pakistan: sixty dead in an attack against a playground

Pakistan: sixty dead in an attack against a playground

Police in Pakistan are hunting militants behind a suicide bomb attack that has killed at least 69 people and injured at least 300 more.

Sunday’s blast, which happened in a park in the eastern city of Lahore, targeted Christian families as they celebrated Easter.

A Taliban faction has claimed responsibility, a faction that once declared ties with the so-called Islamic State.

Many of the victims were women and children and the death toll is expected to rise.

Pakistan’s been plagued by violence for years, since joining a US-led campaign against Islamist militancy after the 9-11 attacks in America.

Many Christians accuse the government of doing little to protect them.

Euronews