Most of the victims were women and children. As hundreds of Christian families were celebrating Easter in a park in Lahore, a Taliban suicide bomb exploded near a playground, taking the lives of at least 65 people and injuring over 200 more.
An English-language women's magazine launched recently by the Pakistani Taliban wants to convince female readers to join the terror outfit, embrace extremist thought and take up jihad.
Pakistani police have arrested a Christian teenager after he was allegedly caught burning pages of the Koran. It's the latest incident in Pakistan's controversial blasphemy-related arrests and vigilante killings.
About 50 people have been shot and killed in a village in a remote part of Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Islamic State have a presence. The attackers are believed to be a mixed group of Taliban and "IS" militants.
The Taliban are gaining strength in Afghanistan, as is evident from Monday's Kabul attack, but President Ghani seems to have other "pressing issues" at hand – for instance, thwarting a powerful opposition alliance.
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