The latest numbers out of Pakistan are 65 dead and 300 wounded. Please pray for the wounded, the families of the deceased, and the responders
and praise God for the courage and faith of every Christian in Pakistan
- the gates of Hell will not overcome!
At least 44 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a crowded park where many minority Christians had gone to celebrate Easter Sunday in the Pakistani city Lahore, officials said. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
A bomb blast in a park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday has killed 44 people and wounded 91, a health official said.
Many of the injured are in a critical condition, Salman Rafiq, a health adviser to the chief minister of Punjab province, said.
The explosion took place near the children's rides in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park, local police chief Haider Ashraf said. He said the explosion appeared to have been a suicide bombing, but investigations were ongoing.
Of course, because the 'religion of peace' loves children, or, at least, loves torturing and murdering them.
I think it safe to say that the majority of Pakistanis will not be alarmed by this massacre. They probably think the victims deserve their fate because they turned their backs on Islam. Islam is, of course, the only true religion..... of Satan!
The poor, unfortunate idiot who blew himself up thought he was going to wake up in Paradise surrounded by dozens of virgins. But, in reality, he has woken up in Hell surrounded by demons. There is a special place in Hell for those who convince these fools to blow themselves up and take as many genuinely good people with them as they can.
I have mercy for the suicide bombers - they are simple fools. It's those who teach it as a great thing, but who, themselves, don't do it - they are the truly evil.
Area crowded with families celebrating Easter
The area was crowded with Christians celebrating the Easter holidays, and many families were leaving the park when the blast occurred, Ashraf said.
Ashraf said the park was manned by police guards and private security guards. "We are in a warlike situation and there is always a general threat but no specific threat alert was received for this place," he added.
Footage broadcast on local television stations showed chaotic scenes in the park, with people running while carrying children and cradling the wounded in their laps.
A witness, not identified by name on Pakistan's Geo TV station, said he was heading toward a ride with his wife and two children when he heard a huge bang and all four of them were thrown to the floor.
© The Associated Press, 2016