Police arrested 15 people including three brothers of the suspected suicide bomber who killed at least 70 people at a park in Lahore.
The bomber has been identified as Yousuf, son of Ghulam Farid, a resident of district Muzzafargarh’s Fatah Suhrani area. The three brothers were taken into custody during a raid conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police.
According to preliminary investigation, the bomber had been teaching at a seminary for eight years in Lahore after completing his religious education in Dera Ghazi Khan.
The blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, just outside the exit gate and a few metres away from children´s swings.
Eyewitnesses said they saw body parts strewn across the parking lot once the dust had settled. The park was particularly busy on Sunday evening due to the Easter holiday weekend.
Soon after the attack, the Punjab government ordered all public parks to be closed and announced three days of mourning in the province.
Punjab has traditionally been more peaceful than other parts of Pakistan.