Pak investigation report admits security failure in terror attack on Lankan players

March 26th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar.26 (ANI): An interim investigation report over the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore has indicated that there was a complete security lapse which led to the Lankan players being sprayed with bullets.

The report also points out towards a possible involvement of a foreign hand in the attack, however, it does not have anything substantial which could unveil the perpetrators.

Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Interior Rehman Malik shared the report with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jayalath Weerakkody here, Dawn reports.

The report states that additional security personnel failed to reach the attack site on time to provide back-up to the police party which countered the terrorists for almost half an hour.

It is also admitted in the report that the investigating agencies have failed to nab even a single attacker so far despite arresting five suspects.

The report also mentions that such attacks could be repeated in the future.

The latest report completely contradicts the statements of Malik, who a day after the attack had claimed that few persons were taken into custody.

He also had claimed that a major breakthrough would be achieved in the next few days, but it seems that the Pakistan Government is still clueless over the actual perpetrators. (ANI)

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