Pakistan PM Sharif demands swift action on terror after Lahore attack



    Pakistan PM Sharif demands swift action on terror after Lahore attack

    March 28, Islamabad: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has stressed winning the fight against terrorism, a day after more than 70 people died in a suicide attack in Lahore.

    At a meeting of security officials, Sharif said the nation's resolve to deal with militants was strengthening.

    The army said that a number of arrests were made and weapons seized in five raids by security forces.

    Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar said it carried out the attack against Christians celebrating Easter, news reports said.

    At least 300 people were injured, with officials saying they expected the death toll to rise.

    The area was more crowded than usual, as members of Lahore's minority Christian community had gathered to celebrate Easter at a funfair in the park.

    However, most of those who died in the attack were Muslims.

    At least one funeral, of 11-year-old Christian boy Sahil Pervez, was held on Monday.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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