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Scenes of chaos are making the front page of Karachi-based daily Dawn on Monday, after an Easter Day suicide bombing in a Lahore park killed at least 70 people and injured more than 300.

According to rescue workers and police officials, a majority of the dead and wounded were children and women, the Pakistani daily reports. Authorities on Monday said the death toll had reached 72, with some reports saying that 30 of the dead were children.

Islamist militants belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar (TTP-JA) — a faction of the Pakistani Taliban — claimed responsibility for the attack on picknicking families in Lahore's biggest park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park.

"Members of the Christian community who were celebrating Easter today were our prime target," TTP-JA spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan was quoted as saying by NBC News.

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