A terrorist attack in Lahore, in Pakistan, has claimed the lives of at least 69 people. Easter celebrations were underway when the attack, which is thought to have been a suicide bomb, took place.
Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, said in a statement:
“My thoughts are with the victims and their families. The UK utterly condemns these senseless acts of violence. We will continue to provide support and assistance to the government of Pakistan as they work to defeat those who plan and perpetrate these acts of terror.
We advise British Nationals in Lahore to avoid the area, monitor FCO travel advice and local media and to follow the advice of local security authorities”.