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Sri Lankan cricket team attacked by terrorists, five police escorts dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RickStain, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    :( I was planning to watch some of this match when I got home. It's just another example of how many sick people are in the world.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7920260.stm
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    This one's tricky. Was it Pakistani home-grown terrorists? Or Tamil Tigers taking their act on the road?
     
  3. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Some of the wire stories I've read are saying the attackers were bearded men in their 20s who bore a resemblance to tribes from the North West Province. Sounds like it's an attempt to sabotage one of the few things going well for Pakistanis at the moment.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    From a Pakistani government standpoint they'd really like this to be a Tamil Tiger attack but I seriously doubt it was.
     
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    You have to be a real scumbag of a terrorist to attack a sports team.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. Sports venues are easy targets.
     
  7. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Maybe, but the terrorist group risks severely jeopardizing their cause if they disturb something loved by the masses.
     
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    It could get worse...Tamil Tigers are not far from defeat in their country, basically backed into a corner.
     
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