|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
'They are the same people who attacked Mumbai'
March 03, 2009 11:32 IST
Last Updated: March 03, 2009 12:18 IST
Pakistan Punjab governor Salmaan Tahseer, Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province on Tuesday, said the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team's bus in Lahore [Images] was similar to the Mumbai's 26/11 attack.
"This attack is similar to the attack that took place in Mumbai [Images]. They were the same people who attacked Mumbai and were highly trained," Tahseer told CNN-IBN.
Four Sri Lanka [Images] players -- Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis [Images], Thilan Samaraweera [Images] and Tharanga Paranavithana -- were injured after armed gunmen attacked the team bus and hurled grenades as they made their way to the Gaddafi stadium [Images] in Lahore to take part in the second Test.
"They are shaken. Some of them are injured, but they are only minor. I have been at the site and the cricket stadium and I can confirm no Sri Lankan player was seriously injured," he added.
He also confirmed that around 8-10 gunmen were involved in the attack, out of which only one has been killed while others managed to escape.
Around 180 people were killed in Mumbai last November after armed gunmen took siege of two five-star hotels in the city and held hostages.