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Pakistan blame Lanka for Lahore attack

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Sep 06, 2009 at 06:54pm IST

New Delhi: After suspecting an Indian hand in the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sunday revealed that the attack may have been funded by the LTTE.

Eight persons were killed and over 20, including six Sri Lankan players, were injured in the terrorist attack on the cricket team's motorcade at a busy traffic roundabout in Lahore on March 3 this year.

Speaking about the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore in March this year, Gilani said that he had received word from Sri Lankan authorities about the involvement of a Sri Lankan group.

Pakistan blame Lanka for Lahore attack

Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani revealed involvement of a Sri Lankan group.

Gilani also said that the admission came from none other than the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the duo's visit to Libya recently.

“Sri Lankan President in Libya told me that they have got clues that the attack on Lankan team was funded from Lanka. I told him if he is willing to share those clues then we will send officials from our Interior Ministry,” Gilani said.

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