Attack on Lankan cricketers resembles Mumbai attacks: IG Pak Punjab

March 3rd, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar 3 (ANI): The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team today bore the hallmarks of the tactics used in the Mumbai strikes, Pakistan Punjab province Inspector-General, Khaled Farooq, said.
Talking to the reporters here on Tuesday, Khaled Farooq said, “The attack resembles the Mumbai attacks.”
“That (Mumbai attacks) was also a commando action and this (Lahore attacks) is also a commando operation in which our five officers embraced martyrdom,” The News quoted him, as saying.
Hinting at the probable involvement of Pakistan’’s northwest tribal areas, Farooq said, “They were trained terrorists and they attacked in a planned manner…. The attackers looked like Pashtuns.”
Seven people including five policemen were killed and six Sri Lankan cricketers were wounded in a sophisticated ambush by “trained terrorists” here today.
The Sri Lankan cricket tour has been called off after the attack.
CCPO Lahore Habibur Rehman claimed that there were 12 attackers carrying rocket launchers, hand grenades, Kalashnikovs and Mousers. (ANI)

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