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Press Release Regarding The Terrorist Attack Against The Sri Lankan National Cricket Team In Pakistan , 03.03.2009

Turkey noted with sorrow and concern the dreadful terrorist attack that targeted the Sri Lankan National Cricket Team visiting Pakistan for a sports event, which is an opportunity for enhancing friendship and brotherhood bonds between nations. The attack which took place in Lahore today (3 March) claimed the lives of 10 people. Many others, including the members of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team, were injured.

Turkey considers terrorism a crime against humanity regardless of its source and pretext and always emphasizes the necessity of effective international cooperation and solidarity in this field. In this context, Turkey strongly condemns this heinous act of terror, which is considered to have targeted the peace and stability of the brotherly people of Pakistan, as well as the Pakistan-Sri Lankan friendship.

Following this terrorist attack, we share the grief of the friendly peoples of Pakistan and Sri Lanka.