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Terrorist &%$#$%@s Attack Sri Lankan Cricket Team :(

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:56 am

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/cil/news_cil.html

The Sri Lankans were on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium when their bus was attacked by five armed terrorists near Liberty market. Habibur Rehman, chief commissioner of police, said 12 masked terrorists fired at the Sri Lankan team bus. The gunmen shot at the wheels of the bus and also injured the driver. A grenade was also thrown at the bus but it missed.

"The bus came under attack as we were driving to the stadium, the gunmen targeted the wheels of the bus first and then the bus," Mahela Jayawardene told Cricinfo. "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."

Lahore police chief Habib-ur Rehman said, "They appeared to be well-trained terrorists. They came on rickshaws." Television footage of several gunmen creeping through the trees, crouching to aim their kalashnikovs then running onto the next target were aired by Pakistan's private channel Geo, AFP reported. Crystals of broken glass littered the road next to a gun cartridge and an empty rocket-propelled grenade launcher. A police motorbike was shown crashed sideways into the road at the Liberty Chowk (roundabout) in Lahore. Bullet holes ripped through the windscreen of another vehicle and a white car was shown smashed headlong into the roundabout as nervous security officers guarded the site.



WTF?
What did these guys ever do to deserve this?


The attack also left six security men and two civilians dead.


:-/ And finally................

Pakistan police’s disposal unit inspector Abdul Ghafoor said that two car bombs had been defused, one at Liberty Square and the other at Firdus Park.

"We have defused a bomb in a white Hyundai and after some time we got information about a suspect car in the Firdus car park. We also defused the bomb there," he told AFP. Local sector warden Malik Fayyaz told AFP that grenades, three kilograms of explosives, a pistol and a one-metre detonating cable had been recovered.



So sad. I hope they catch these $#$^##%^ rats and hang them up by the testicles (if they have any). !+) :-C :-/ :-C
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Re: Terrorist &%$#$%@s Attack Sri Lankan Cricket Team :(

Postby Madison » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:05 pm

The grenade missed (and how do you throw a grenade at a bus and miss?), so it sounds like a training run to me.

Not that it helps or explains anything though. :-/
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Postby WaCougMBS » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:45 pm

This is really ridiculous - what on earth did these guys do to deserve this? Not to mention that they killed a bunch of law enforcement and didn't even "achieve" their goal (or so it seemed) of badly injuring/killing the team :-S %-6
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Re: Terrorist &%$#$%@s Attack Sri Lankan Cricket Team :(

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:37 am

I really hate to bump this......

http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content/current/story/393489.html

Thilan Samaraweera, who was shot on his leg during the armed attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, has undergone a two-hour surgery and is reported to be safe and stable.

Samaraweera, who scored successive Test double-centuries in Pakistan, was the worst affected from the terrorist attack and was admitted to a private hospital on arrival in Colombo on Wednesday. He had the bullet removed from his left thigh muscle the same day.............................................

........................Samaraweera will spend the rest of the week recuperating in hospital and is only expected to resume physical training in two months.


He's OK folks. ;-D


Newcomer Tharanga Paranavitana and assistant coach Paul Farbrace are the other two team members detained in hospital. But neither were operated upon. Paranavitana is expected to be discharged later on Thursday while Farbrace, who had a large piece of shrapnel removed from his right arm by surgeons in Pakistan, is under observation.


Who in their right mind would have surgery in Pakistan? :-P I'd rather glue a wound shut and fly home.



This could have been soooooo much worse, looks like the security guys did a good job ;-D
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