Posts Tagged ‘ Lahore ’

They were sitting having snacks

Mar 30th, 2016 10:47 am | By

CNN tells us about one family plunged into grief by the Lahore bombing.

Jamat-ul-Ahrar says it was targeting Christians, but most of the victims were Muslim. Among them were a young couple who had been married just four months.

Naveed Ashraf’s mother was beside herself with loss. Her son has married just months before, and the newlyweds — both Muslim — were visiting the park with two of Naveed’s sisters. “I entrusted them in God’s hands, now they are with God,” she said. It was the first time his new wife, Shawana, had visited the popular spot in Lahore, one of Pakistan’s most moderate, cosmopolitan cities. They both died in the bombing, suffering shrapnel wounds to the head and neck
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Sahil and Aman John

Mar 29th, 2016 11:02 am | By

CNN tells us about some of the children who were killed in Lahore on Sunday.

It was a treat for passing their exams.

Twelve-year-old Sahil and his cousin Aman John, 13, had been studying hard for weeks. Their parents had promised them an Easter weekend trip to a popular park, with amusement rides, a lake and a zoo, in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

But the family outing ended in tragedy, according to CNN affiliate GEO News. Sahil and Aman John died in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, where a suspected suicide bomb blast killed 72 people Sunday.

Seventeen of those killed were children.

Sahil and Aman John were among the children confirmed to have died. Two other children in their party

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