A Report On The Suicide Bombings Essay
Lahore bleeds, again
On March 27, Easter Sunday, a lone suicide bomber evaded lax security at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore and detonated by the amusement rides, leaving over 70 dead and at least 300 injured. A third of the fatalities were children.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a Pakistani Taliban faction, claimed responsibility for the attack. JuA spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan declared "The target was Christians." Demographics of the dead belied his claims, though the park was full of picnicking Christian families celebrating the religious holiday.
This was the bloodiest militant strike in Lahore since December 2009, when nearly 100 people perished after twin explosions tore through the city’s Moon Market. It was also Pakistan’s worst incident of terrorism since the Army Public School (APS) massacre of 134 school children in December 2014.
The Qadri connection
Mumtaz Qadri, now patron saint of the rabid right, continues to polarize Pakistan even in death. Islamabad foresaw some religious blowback after executing the security…