A dozen masked gunmen armed with rifles and rocket launchers attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team as it was traveling to Lahore`s Gaddafi Stadium, wounding several players and killing five police officers, officials said.
The assailants ambushed the convoy at a traffic circle close to the stadium ahead of day three of the Test against Pakistan, triggering a 15-minute gunbattle between them and police guarding the vehicles.
None of the attackers were killed or captured at the scene, city police chief Haji Habibur Rehman said.
Image: The bodies of Pakistani police officers are seen in an ambulance after the shooting incident in Lahore.
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