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LIVE FOOTAGE OF TERRORIST ATTACK ON SRI LANKAN CRICKET TEAM ON MARCH 3, 2009 IN LAHORE

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Published on Mar 3, 2009

(CNN) -- At least six security personnel were killed and up to eight members of Sri Lanka's cricket team hurt Tuesday in an attack on the team's bus by gunmen in Lahore, Pakistan. The Sri Lankan squad had been making its way to the city's Gaddafi Stadium for the third day of the second test match against Pakistan at around 9 a.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) when the attack occurred.

Police said at least 12 gunmen opened fire on the convoy. Pakistani Information Minister Sherry Rahman told CNN that the attackers were still at large.

Up to eight players, one coach and 10 security staff were reported hurt in the attack, although most injuries were said to be minor.

Batsmen Tharanga Paranavitana and Thilan Samaraweera suffered gunshot wounds, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Four more players -- team captain Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Thilin Thushara -- and assistant coach Paul Fabrece were reportedly hurt by glass shrapnel.
Cricket manager Charlie Austin, who represents six of the Sri Lankan squad, said none of the players' injuries were life-threatening.

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