Sri Lankan players dived to bus floor to evade indiscriminate firing

March 3rd, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.3 (ANI): The commando attack on the Sri Lankan players on Tuesday here had Lankan players ducking inside their seats of the bus they were traveling -in to secure themselves.
Talking to reporters shortly after the attack, Sri Lanka Captain Mahela Jayawardene said that the attackers first targeted the wheels of the bus and then opened indiscriminate firing on the bus.
Jayawardene also confirmed that five players were injured in the ambush, but luckily no one sustained serious injuries.
“We all dived to the floor to take cover. About five players have been injured and also Paul Farbrace, a member of the support staff, but most of the injuries appear to be minor at this stage and caused by debris,” The News quoted Jayawardene, as saying.
According to sources at least six Lankan players, namely captain Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavitana were wounded in the attack.
The Lankan team convoy was attacked on Tuesday morning when it was on its way to the Gaddafi Stadium where the second Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is being played.
Five security personnel were also reportedly killed in the firing and grenade attack. (ANI)

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