Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Three held for Sri Lankan team attack

Lahore, May 13 (IANS) Three men said to belong to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terror group have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the March 3 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team that claimed the lives of eight Pakistanis and injured six players.

Quoting sources, Geo TV said the accused are members of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and hail from southern Punjab. Following their arrest, they had been moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

This raises to seven the number of people who have been arrested for the attack. Four of them had been arrested on the day of the assault

The sources said that two of the men arrested Tuesday were directly involved in the attack on the Sri Lankan players, while the third hand provided logistics support to the attackers.

According to sources, they had received training in a militant camp situated in Wana. The planning had begun about two months before the Sri Lankan team arrived in Pakistan.

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