Mastermind of attack on Lankan team bus arrested

June 17th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Lahore, June 17 (ANI): Police have arrested the mastermind of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus outside the Gaddafi Stadium, according to CCPO Lahore Pervaiz Rathore.

Naik Muhammad alias Zubair is described as the mastermind behind the gruesome attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in March which led to abandonment of all international cricket in Pakistan, including the 2011 World Cup.

The terrorists are described as being members of the Punjab group of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, and may have been trained directly by terrorist kingpin Baithullah Mehsud.

According to Rathore, the initial intent of the attackers was to take the cricketers hostage, but that they obviously failed to do so. (ANI)

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