Lahore suicide blast: Modi calls Sharif, expresses ‘deep condolences’

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2016 11:43 IST
Pakistani rescuers and officials gather at a bomb blast site in Lahore on March 27, 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep condolences to the victims of the terror attack during a phone call with Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif. (AFP Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called up his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and offered his “deep condolences” to the victims of the terror attack in Lahore park blast that left at least 72 dead, mostly women and children.

“PM Narendra Modi called Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to express his deep condolences at the terrorist attack in #Lahore,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted on Monday.

Terming the attack as cowardly for targeting women and children, Modi underlined the need for ‘uncompromising efforts’ to fight terror.

“During the conversation, PM Narendra Modi underlined the need for uncompromising efforts to fight against terrorism.”

The Prime Minister had taken to Twitter to condemn the blast earlier on Monday.

“Heard about the blast in Lahore. I strongly condemn it. My condolences to families of the deceased and prayers with the injured,” PM Modi tweeted.

At least 72 people were killed and over 250 injured, mostly women and children, when a powerful blast ripped through a public park in Lahore where Christian families were celebrating Easter on Sunday.

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