Trudeau condemns 'deplorable' Pakistan bombing
A woman injured in the bomb blast is comforted by a family member at a local hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, March, 27, 2016. A bomb blast in a park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has killed tens of people and wounded scores, a health official said. (AP Photo / K.M. Chuadary)
Published Sunday, March 27, 2016 2:46PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, March 27, 2016 4:34PM EDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday.
Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.
At least 65 people are dead and at least 300 wounded, according to a spokesman for Lahore rescue administration.
A Pakistani Taliban offshoot group claimed responsibility for the blast, which specifically targeted Christians on the sacred holiday.
Trudeau offered his prayers for the victims via Twitter.
Canada condemns the deplorable bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those killed or injured. #LahoreBlast— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 27, 2016
U.S. officials called the attack “appalling” and “cowardly.”
“We will continue to work with our partners in Pakistan and across the region, as together we will be unyielding in our efforts to root out the scourge of terrorism,” said National Security spokesperson Ned Price.
The deadly attack comes days after at least 31 people were killed in bombings at the Brussels airport and a city subway.