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Lashkar-e-Jhangvi triggers Lankan cricket team as hostage


PTI | Issue Dated: January 21, 2011, Karachi
Tags : Sri Lanka | Pakistan | LeJ | Abdul Wahab |

One of the main accused in the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 in Pakistan's Lahore has claimed that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had plan to take the visiting players hostage and bargain for the release of some of its detained members.

Abdul Wahab alias Omar, who is under dentition, told that the operation against the Sri Lankan team was planned in Waziristan.

He said the purpose of the attack at the Liberty roundabout was to take the Sri Lankan players hostage.

"We were supposed to take them hostage and then our superiors would have bargained their release in exchange for some of our companions in their custody," Wahab said.

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