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Pakistan grills five over Sri Lankan attacks

world Updated: Mar 04, 2009 02:09 IST

Pakistani police were on Tuesday interrogating five people in connection with a deadly ambush on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, security officials said.

“We have detained five people for questioning following the attack,” senior local police officer Amjad Saleemi said.
A security official confirmed the arrests.

“Police detained five people who they believe may have information about the attackers,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Khaled Farooq, chief of police in Punjab province, said an investigation had been launched but declined to give any details.

“I have set up a very high-powered investigation team. An experienced officer is heading the team. God willing, we will give you good results,” he told a news conference.

“I will not divulge anything prematurely,” he said.