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General Category => World News => Topic started by: EC on March 27, 2016, 01:08:54 PM

Title: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: EC on March 27, 2016, 01:08:54 PM
At least 50 people have been killed and many others injured in an explosion at a park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.

It happened in the early evening when the park was crowded with families.

Police told the BBC it appeared to be a suicide bomb. No group has said it was behind the blast.

There is speculation that Christian families out for the Easter weekend may have been the target, says the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil, in Lahore.

All the major hospitals in the area have been put on an emergency footing, local media report.

The explosion appears to have been at the main gate to the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in an area where cars are usually left - and a short distance from the children's swings.

Most of the dead and injured are women and children, a senior local police officer told Reuters news agency.

One eyewitness said there was chaos, with a stampede breaking out and children separated from their parents in the rush to escape.

Another told Pakistan's Geo TV station he was heading towards a ride with his wife and two children when he heard a huge bang and all four of them were thrown to the floor.

Facebook has activated its feature for people in Lahore to mark themselves as safe.

Lahore is the capital of Punjab, Pakistan's largest and wealthiest province and the political powerbase of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35908512
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 01:38:38 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/27/blast-near-pakistan-park-kills-10.html?intcmp=hpbt1

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An explosion ripped through a crowded Pakistan park where Christians were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing at least 60 people, officials told the

Security officials gather at the site of a blast in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters)

About 300 people were injured when a bomb detonated in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the eastern city of Lahore. A suicide bomber is suspected of being responsible for the blast, though authorities continue to investigate.

The explosion reportedly occurred just outside the exit gate and near rides for children.

A police superintendent told Reuters most of the dead were women and children. Salman Rafiq, an adviser to the chief minister of Punjab province, said many of the wounded are in a critical condition.

I am sure I missed the statement from the WH that we stand with the Christians and condemn this.  I am sure I missed it. 
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 01:41:56 PM
Dozens of mothers and children are among 65 killed after a suicide bomber targeted Christians celebrating Easter in a park in Pakistan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3511528/Dozens-mothers-children-52-killed-suicide-bomber-targeted-Christians-celebrating-Easter-park-Pakistan.html

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    Around 300 people were injured in the attack in the centre of Lahore today
    No terrorist group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack on the park
    City is the heart of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political base of Punjab
    Punjab launched an ongoing war against Taliban insurgents in the state
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: musiclady on March 27, 2016, 01:48:48 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/27/blast-near-pakistan-park-kills-10.html?intcmp=hpbt1

I am sure I missed the statement from the WH that we stand with the Christians and condemn this.  I am sure I missed it.

Yeah....... I'm sure Obama is broken up by this horror, as he is by all the horror being done against Christians by Muslim savages.....  **nononono*
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: mountaineer on March 27, 2016, 02:05:55 PM
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: EC on March 27, 2016, 02:09:59 PM
The Whitehouse released some boilerplate condemnation and sympathy thing about an hour ago. Looking for it.  :shrug:

Edit: found it.

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CekYzBiW8AE4Tza.jpg)
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: EC on March 27, 2016, 02:17:04 PM
You can instantly tell that the Worm didn't bother saying it - it uses the word terrorism.
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 02:18:55 PM
The Whitehouse released some boilerplate condemnation and sympathy thing about an hour ago. Looking for it.  :shrug:

Edit: found it.

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CekYzBiW8AE4Tza.jpg)
scourge......really.  Of course nothing about Christians. Heck I was surprised Cnn told the viewers it was a Christians that were targeted. They didn't do it right away, yet they did.
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: alicewonders on March 27, 2016, 02:27:09 PM
Whitehouse statement:

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CekYzBiW8AE4Tza.jpg)

Now, if you'll excuse Obama - he and Reggie Love are going to go "hide" some Easter eggs. 
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 02:34:13 PM
Wow Cnn said it was a Easter gathering. I am surprised.
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: 240B on March 27, 2016, 02:42:27 PM
Hussein will never ever under any circumstances condemn a Muslim brother for any reason. He simply can't do it even if he wanted to. Which he most certainly does not.

Obama has some deep and severe psychological issues. He explained them in his books. And he got elected anyway.

Oh well. Stupid people reap what they sow. And get what they deserve. What can you do?
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: EC on March 27, 2016, 02:46:08 PM
The Telegraph is putting the dead at 65 now. Over 200 injured.  **nononono*
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 02:51:36 PM
The Telegraph is putting the dead at 65 now. Over 200 injured.  **nononono*
I see the Taliban is saying they did it. How many bombers do you think there was EC? I just found out recently how powerful the bombs are from the Brussels bombing. Only a few grams can blow off a hand?
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: EC on March 27, 2016, 03:00:11 PM
Depends on what explosive they used, but for the reported damage it was 30 pounds of explosive, at the bare minimum. By the death toll, either two people in vests detonating simultaneously (to catch the maximum victims in a cross blast) or a motorbike/car bomb with heavy shrapnel packing. I'd lean towards the car bomb theory right now - people are surprisingly tough.

Edit to add - It was outdoors, so needs a larger amount. Closed spaces magnify the effects of explosives quite dramatically.
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: Bigun on March 27, 2016, 03:02:05 PM
The Whitehouse released some boilerplate condemnation and sympathy thing about an hour ago. Looking for it.  :shrug:

Edit: found it.

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CekYzBiW8AE4Tza.jpg)

WOW! That should get their attention!  **nononono*
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: 240B on March 27, 2016, 03:15:26 PM
The only positive thing from these constant bombings from "the religion of Peace" (lol); the only good way to look at it is to know that at least one more Muslim is DEAD. Blown up to Allah. Good bye, and go to hell. Cowards.
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: EC on March 27, 2016, 03:18:07 PM
It's never the bloody imams, is it.
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 03:23:12 PM
It's never the bloody imams, is it.
No it never is. I used to think that way back in the Arafat days. It was never any of his family that where used for homicide bombers.
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: mountaineer on March 27, 2016, 03:25:53 PM
Now, if you'll excuse Obama - he and Reggie Love are going to go "hide" some Easter eggs.
Heh.  **nononono*
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 03:47:44 PM
PICTURES: Pakistan Bombing Kills 60 During Easter Celebration, Mostly Women and Children

Updates at link....

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/03/27/easter-explosion-in-pakistan-kills-55-mostly-women-and-children/
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 04:00:34 PM
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: DCPatriot on March 27, 2016, 04:48:08 PM
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: flowers on March 27, 2016, 05:59:34 PM
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Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: sinkspur on March 27, 2016, 06:04:25 PM

 
Donald J. Trump
?@realDonaldTrump

Another radical Islamic attack, this time in Pakistan, targeting Christian women & children. At least 67 dead,400 injured. I alone can solve
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: sinkspur on March 27, 2016, 06:13:44 PM
John Podhoretz ?@jpodhoretz  29m29 minutes ago

"I alone can solve" is the new "what do I have to do to get you in a car today"
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: rangerrebew on March 28, 2016, 05:32:31 AM
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: mountaineer on March 28, 2016, 02:28:34 PM
Title: Re: Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
Post by: Fishrrman on March 28, 2016, 06:51:59 PM
Easter horror: Christians killed at amusement park
'What kind of people target little children?'


Answer:
Faithful muslims.

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