The group that killed over 70 people in last week’s Easter attack on Christians in Lahore Pakistan has vowed to carry out further attacks.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the off-shoot of the Pakistani Taliban responsible for the attack, told NBC News it plans to continue carrying out “devastating” attacks on Christians and other religious minorities.
A spokesman for the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar the group also announced the suicide bomber’s name, Salahuddin Khorasani.
The bomber was “trained in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan and then members of their group from Punjab took him to Lahore for carrying out a suicide attack on an important position,” the spokesman added.
Nangarhar is approximately 400 miles from Lahore. Many Taliban leaders and operatives fled Pakistan and operate out of border areas in Afghanistan.