A suicide bombing at a public park in Lahore on Easter Sunday killed at least 65 people and injured more than 300 others.
The attack was claimed by a breakaway Pakistani faction of the Islamist extremist group, Taliban.
Ahsanullah Ahsantold, spokesperson for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the Associated Press that the suicide bomber had targeted the Christian community.
The explosion took place near the children’s rides in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park, which was crowded with Christians celebrating Easter.
The blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a few feet (metres) away from children’s swings.
“We are in a warlike situation and there is always a general threat but no specific threat alert was received for this place,” said Zaeem Qadri, a spokesperson for the provincial government.