Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attacked by Gunmen in Lahore

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The bus of Sri Lankan Cricket team were attacked by gunmen today in Lahore, when they were way to the Gadaffi Stadium. At least 4 persons were killed, according to witnesses and cricket officials. Sri Lankan media said four of their players received injuries in the attack - Sangakara, Mendis, Samaraweera and Tharanga.

A witness told Reuters he believed two police commandos were killed along with a regular policeman and a traffic warden. Shopkeeper Ahmed Ali said the two police commandos had been driving behind the team bus when they were hit.

"It was a very heavy firing and I heard at least two explosions at the time," said a Reuters witness who had been on his way to cover the test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

City police chief Haji Habibur Rehman said:"It was a terrorist attack and the terrorists used rocket launchers, hand grenades and other weapons."

The attackers had managed to flee, he added.

The test match has been cancelled, officials said.

News Source: Reuters, http://news.sky.com/

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Blogger Aftab Ahmad said...

Condition in Pakistan is worst. This is another sign of anarchy.
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March 3, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Blogger coffee maker said...

this attack on Sri Lanka's unsuspecting Cricket team is tragic because of the deaths and because of the long term effect this will have internationally

March 5, 2009 at 2:31 AM


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