Attack on Sri Lankan cricketers: Four suspects arrested

March 3rd, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Lahore, March 3 (IANS) Four suspects were arrested here Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team that left six policemen dead and six players and their assistant coach injured, a media report said.
Geo TV reported that police in Model Town have arrested four suspects after the attack. “Arms have been recovered from two of them,” the report said.

The police also seized an explosive-laden jacket and weapons from a rickshaw.

Six policemen were killed and at least six Sri Lankan cricketers injured Tuesday when heavily armed gunmen attacked the team cavalcade when it was on its way to the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. The cricketers were later evacuated by an army helicopter as Sri Lanka cancelled its Pakistan tour.

Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, said the attack in the heart of Lahore was the handiwork of the same terrorists who struck in Mumbai in November last year.

“It was a planned terrorist act on the pattern of the attack on Mumbai. I believe the same terrorists are involved in both the incidents,” Taseer told reporters.

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