Cricket terror in Pakistan kills five

MASKED gunmen have today attacked Sri Lanka's national cricket team in Pakistan, wounding at least two players and killing five police officers.

MASKED gunmen have today attacked Sri Lanka's national cricket team in Pakistan, wounding at least two players and killing five police officers.

It is unclear who was behind the assault, which used rifles and rocket launchers, but it appears to have been carefully co-ordinated.

Lahore police chief Haji Habibur Rehman said five policemen died in the shooting and two players were wounded.

He added: "It was a terrorist attack and the terrorists used rocket launchers, hand grenades and other weapons.


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"Our police sacrificed their lives to protect the Sri Lankan team.'

One injured player was hit in the leg while the other was shot in the chest.

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