Joint Investigation Team to probe Lahore attack

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Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) A Joint Investigation Team has been formed to probe the suicide attack at a public park in Lahore city, capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, which killed over 70 people on Easter Sunday.

According to Punjab province home department’s notification, the superintendent of police (counter-terrorism) will be the convener of the team.

Representatives of Inter Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, in-charge of investigation at Iqbal town and station house officer of CTD police station are included in the joint investigation team, Radio Pakistan reported.

The attack that ripped through Gate No.1 of Ghulam-e-Iqbal Park on Sunday evening left at least 72 people killed and over 250 injured.

A Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it deliberately targeted Christians celebrating Easter on Sunday evening.

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