SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 27TH, 2016
SUICIDE BOMBING IN PAKISTAN KILLS 60
An explosion in Lahore’s Gulshan Iqbal Park left an estimated 60 dead and over 200 injured, according to a report from health adviser for Punjab province Khawaja Salman Rafique. The bombing comes on the heels of the deadly attacks in Brussels and the bombings at a soccer game in Iraq. The Pakistani Prime Minister expressed his condolences for the families and vowed that his government would do their utmost to identify and bring to justice those who perpetrated the attack. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings.
SANDERS’ TOUGH FOREIGN POLICY
After winning the last three states in landslide victories, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders looks to be on more solid footing than he was in the southern, conservative states. Along with this confidence boost comes a statement that seems to be at odds with most intelligence agencies: “We know who ISIS is”. He went on to say in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that the United States needs to toughen its surveillance in order to prevent attacks such as the one that happened in Brussels. Sanders still lags behind Clinton in the overall race, but continues to make a push for the Democratic nomination.
ISIS DRIVEN OUT OF HISTORIC SYRIAN CITY
In one of the biggest setbacks for the Islamic terror group, Syrian and Russian forces drove ISIS out of Palmyra, an ancient Syrian city. The commander of the Syrian forces said that their seizure of Palmyra opened up routes to Raqqa and Deir al-Zor, both strongholds of Daesh, another name for the Islamic State. Reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that while minor clashes are still ongoing, the majority of the city is now under the control of President Bashar al-Assad.