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Police question dozens in attacks on Sri Lanka cricket team

Video by Guillaume COUDERC , Kate WILLIAMS

Latest update : 2009-03-04

Police and security sources say some two dozen people have been detained for questioning in connection with a deadly attack Tuesday on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan.

AFP - Pakistan has detained around two dozen people for questioning in connection with the deadly ambush on the Sri Lankan cricket team, police and security officials said Wednesday.
   
"Around two dozen people have been picked up -- most of them belonging to banned or outlawed organisations -- in the hope of finding a clue to the identity of the escaped terrorists," one police official told AFP.
   
The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to release the information to the media.
   
A second security official confirmed that around two dozen people had been detained in multiple raids in the eastern city of Lahore, where around a dozen attackers ambushed the Sri Lankan team's bus on Tuesday.
   
All the attackers fled and there has been no claim of responsibility.
   
"Some people have been detained and the investigations are progressing in the right direction," Lahore city police chief Habib-ur Rehman told AFP without providing any further details.

Date created : 2009-03-04

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