TV footage shows Lahore attackers fleeing past police

March 5th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) TV footage aired Thursday clearly showed two of the terrorists who attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore fleeing past an approaching police vehicle, giving the lie to the authorities’ claims that they had cordoned off the area immediately after the incident occurred.
Captured by a CCTV camera and aired by Geo TV, the visuals show two men on a motorcycle, one of them branding an automatic, entering the frame from the bottom of the picture.

A police vehicle approaches from the other side, crosses the motorcycle and speeds on without even attempting to stop the duo as they ride out of the frame.

On Wednesday, Geo TV had aired four sets of visuals captured by CCTV cameras in the lanes around the Liberty Market area near the Gaddafi Stadium where a group of terrorists, said to number 12, sprayed bullets on the Sri Lanka team bus Tuesday.

Eight Pakistanis, including six security personnel died in the attack, while six Sri Lankan cricketers, and the team’s assistant coach, were injured.

One of the visuals showed two armed terrorists running 50 metres down a lane to where another man waited on a motorcycle. The rider kick starts the machine, the other two get on and the motorcycle speeds away.

Another visual showed a terrorist brandishing his weapon as he ran up a deserted street.

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