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Lahore blast: Death toll rises to 72

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the tragic incident

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Publish Date: Mar 27 2016 9:58PM | Updated Date: Mar 28 2016 12:55PM

Lahore blast: Death toll rises to 72
Sunday's suicide bomb blast in a crowded park in Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province has claimed the lives of 72 people so far and injured over 233.
 
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the tragic incident.
 
Christians were not the specific target of this attack because the majority of the dead are Muslims,reports the Dawn.
 
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in the city along with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to take stock of the situation on ground as well as to visit survivors of the blast at the Jinnah Hospital.