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10 Members of Family Killed in Easter Terror Attack

by The Associated Press and Connor Mannion /

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The horrific Easter bombing that claimed at least 72 lives in Pakistan on Sunday was particularly devastating for one family that reportedly lost 10 members.

"What could be more painful to me than this?" asked Qasim Ali, who is related to many of the victims in the Lahore suicide bombing.

"Almost the whole family has gone," Ali said. "My sister, her husband and daughter were killed. My two daughters and son were wounded."

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He said his nephew Fahad, 10, and his niece Affafa, 18, were injured in the attack and are now at Ali's home, unable to stand because of heavy bandaging on their feet and legs.

"I don't know how I will be able to do anything, to continue at school," Fahad said.

The suicide bomb was a crude device loaded with ball bearings, designed to rip through the bodies of its victims to cause maximum damage, said local counter-terrorism official Rana Tufail.

He identified the suicide bomber as Mohammed Yusuf, saying he was known as a militant recruiter. A breakaway Taliban faction, which has publicly supported ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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