Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A Sad Day for Cricket

Hunt for Lahore cricket attackers
BBC, March 3, 2009

Pakistani police are hunting gunmen who attacked a convoy carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in the city of Lahore.

The masked men opened fire, killing six policemen escorting the Sri Lankans and a driver. Seven players and an assistant coach were wounded.

There is no word on the identities or motives of the gunmen, who escaped. No arrests have been made so far.

However officials said the incident bore similarities to deadly attacks in Mumbai in India last November.

The Mumbai bombings were blamed on Pakistan-based Islamic militants.

Officials said about 12 gunmen were involved in Tuesday's attack on the Liberty Square roundabout in the heart of Lahore.

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Also See:
Who will save Pakistan? - Guardian
Ambush of Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan kills 7 - Los Angeles Times



Champ said...

Frankestein monsters created by Pakistani government are on the lose. Government continues to be in a state of denial. People too are in the same state, possibly as a result of the propaganda of the government. The statement that the frankestein monsters will exist till the larger issues such as Kashmir are not resolved no longer should hold good. If the goons I create to kill my neighbour begin to kill my family, I cannot blame my neighbour for the killing. Why is this all consuming Kashmir agenda so important for Pakistan that Pakistanis are willing to destroy themselves for it? People will have to rise up first to force the government to change. I hope Pakistanis will choose peace over war, love over hatred.

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