Kingsbury temple pays tribute to Lahore bombing victims

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir London in Kingsbury Road (Pic: Twitter@JazRabadia)

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir London in Kingsbury Road (Pic: Twitter@JazRabadia) - Credit: Archant

A temple in Kingsbury has paid tribute to the victims of the Pakistan bombing on Easter Sunday by lighting up its building.

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir London in Kingsbury Road (Pic: Twitter@Darshnoosh)

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir London in Kingsbury Road (Pic: Twitter@Darshnoosh) - Credit: Archant

A suicide bomber targeted Christians as they gathered for Easter in a park in Lahore in an attack which killed 70 people.

The bombing is believed to have been carried out by from a breakaway Taliban faction known as Jamaat-ul-Ahrar which publicly supports the Islamic State group.

Images of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir London in Kingsbury Road, lit up have been uploaded on social media website Twitter.

Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, called the perpetrators “cowards” and vowed to defeat the “extremist mindset”.

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir London in Kingsbury Road (Pic: Twitter@Sonal0804P)

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir London in Kingsbury Road (Pic: Twitter@Sonal0804P) - Credit: Archant

He also cancelled a planned trip to the UK


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According to Lahore Police Superintendent Mohammed Iqbal, 14 of the dead were Christians and 44 were Muslim.

Another 12 bodies have not yet been identified.

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