Friday, March 6, 2009

Report: Banned Religious Outfit Linked with Attack on Sri Lanka Cricketers

Via -

Initial investigations, being carried out into attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, have shown that a banned religious outfit has links with the incident, local television reported on Friday.

The terrorists, involved in the terror attacks, have links withal-Qaeda and Afghanistan, private Geo TV channel said.

The reports quoted sources as saying that some terrorists belong to Lahore and others come from northwestern Pakistan's tribal areas along the Afghan border.

Four associates of terrorists were present around the attack site before carrying out gun and grenade assault on Sri Lankan players, the reports said.

But the reports did not identify the name of the banned religious group.

At least seven people including five policemen were killed and 19 others including seven Sri Lankan cricket players were injured in the terrorist attack on Tuesday morning.

Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province Salmaan Taseer told reporters on Thursday that the investigations have reached tangible conclusions and they have identified the people who attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team.


There are many banned groups in Pakistan, including the following groups...

Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) - org launched in Lahore, Pakistan in 1985
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)

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