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Sri Lankan players injured in PakistanFive Pakistani policemen have been killed when masked gunmen fired on the Sri Lanka cricket team's bus in Lahore in Pakistan.
Pakistan Cricket Board security official Nadeem Iqbal said eight Sri Lankan team members were hurt near the Lahore stadium where they were being driven to play.
The Australian coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team Trevor Bayliss has suffered minor injuries in the attack.
Sri Lanka has announced it will immediately pull its national cricket team out of Pakistan following the gun attack that wounded six squad members.
Batsman Kumar Sangakkara was also among the injured.
Sri Lankan Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge named two injured players as Tharanga Paranavitana and Thilan Samaraweera and said they were taken to hospital in Lahore after the shooting.
It was unclear whether injuries were caused by bullets, shrapnel or flying shards of glass.
Sri Lanka, which had been invited to Pakistan after India pulled out, immediately cancelled the rest of the tour.
"We are trying to bring the team back as quickly as possible," a Sri Lankan cricket official said.
The driver of the Sri Lankan team coach said one of the attackers had thrown a grenade under the bus, but it did not detonate.
Shopkeeper Ahmed Ali said the two police commandos had been driving behind the team bus when they were hit.
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