8 Die as Pakistan Gunmen Attack Sri Lankan Cricket Team

5 cops killed, at least 8 team members injured
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2009 2:10 AM CST

A dozen masked gunmen armed with rocket launchers and rifles opened fire in Pakistan today on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's national cricket team, killing five police officers and injuring at least eight team members. Gunmen rushed the bus as it headed to a stadium in Lahore for a match against Pakistan, reports CNN. "This is a very well-planned attack," said a security official. "The team is very much scared." Many teams are refusing to compete in Pakistan because of terrorist attacks.
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