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    Pakistan Blast Kills Scores of Women, Children in Park

    “What kind of people target little Children?” Nasreen Bibi sobbed the question as she waited for news of her toddler — among 280 injured by today’s suicide bombing in Lahore that killed at least 65. A breakaway Pakistani Taliban faction announced that it targeted Christians celebrating Easter with the blast in the city’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park — a few yards from children’s swings. Rickshaws served as ambulances, and hundreds came to donate blood, while Punjab’s chief minister declared three days of mourning and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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