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Pakistani police on Monday claimed to have arrested an activist of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in March last year.

Superintendent of Police Omar Virk said that the Crime Investigation Agency had arrested the suspect identified as Qari Omar Arbab in Lahore.

"The suspect belongs to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and works for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. Explosive materials were recovered from him," Virk said.

Eight persons were killed and over 20, including several Sri Lankan players, were injured when a group of heavily armed terrorists ambushed the cricket team's motorcade at a busy traffic roundabout in Lahore on March 3, 2009. (Source: Sify NewsI)

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  • pbj Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:17 AM

    Not like in Sri Lanka , I am sure , they must have appointed two or three police teams to nab them.

    Citizen Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:00 PM

    Why should this arrest coincide with the Pak Prez's visit? What did the Pak Police do all this while? Or did they wait till the Prez visited Sri Lanka to glorify him? Quite funny!

    kassa Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:21 AM

    After Two Years?

    Saman/South Africa Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:52 AM

    Is this cue incident while President of Pakistan in Sri Lanka

    jayasiri Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:54 AM

    Timing coincides with the arrival of Pakistan President!

    Sharma Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:16 AM

    And that happens when the Pakistani President visits SL!

    Lordbudhasl Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:31 AM

    Mr. Keheliya is he ltte?

    Knight Rider Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:50 AM

    soon their terrorist problem will be solved too.

    Musthafa Tuesday, 30 November 2010 07:38 AM

    May be pakistan president came with this message.

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 30 November 2010 07:57 AM

    Because of Terrorism there is no cricket in Pakistan...
    Terrorism can lead any country to the stone age !.

    nifaadh Tuesday, 30 November 2010 08:00 AM

    atleast they found riye not like us...


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