Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Terror attack near Gaddafi Stadium - Sri Lankan Cricketers Injured

A terrorist attack near the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has put a
question mark over the second Test being played there between Pakistan
and Sri Lanka. A top security official told reporters five armed
terrorists attacked the convoy surrounding the Sri Lankan team bus and
five policemen were killed.

The shoot out occured at Lahore's Liberty market as the team was on
it's way to the stadium. According to television reports, Sri Lanka's
security team was targeted. The third day of the Lahore Test is
scheduled to begin at 10.00 am. (Via Cricinfo)

It is reported that Thilan Samaraweera was injured in his chest.
Tharanga Paranawitharana in his leg. Kumar Sangakkara and Ajantha
Mendis was also reportedly injured. Others sustained minor injuries.

After the incident, the second test between Sri lanka and Pakistan was
called off. No decision has been made regarding the future of the
tour. Most probably, Sri Lankans would call off th tour and return
home immediately. ICC is yet to issue an official announcement of the
incident, and their view point.

Meanwhile, a recorded video footage of the incident shows a gunman
running on the street shooting towards the Sri Lankan team convoy. Few
other men had grenades in their hands. Gunmen escaped safely, after
the shooting.

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sittingnut said...

again why we should never appease or tolerate terrorists, anywhere; sri lanka, pakistan, israel/ palestine, anywhere.
and why we should oppose anyone speaking on their behalf.

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Anonymous said...


You bring hope as we despair at posts like these.


You let us know that it is a good thing to be a partriot when everone else claims that they are not.

when peaceniks with their superior command of english language keep publishing tons of lies SPECIFICALLY for the consumption of the international commnity,
You stick to
truth and
Sri Lanka.
And give us hope that our voices are heard
and the truth is told.
Be proud.

narnia said...

Its quite disturbing to hear such incidents happened instead when all were expecting a good cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. I hope those who got injured recover soon.

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