ISLAMABAD, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the terror attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket Team in the eastern city of Lahore.
"The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the terror attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket Team in Lahore this morning. The attack was perpetrated by the enemies of Pakistan-Sri Lanka friendship," said a statement released by the Foreign Ministry.
Full investigation is being carried out into the attack and the perpetrators of this heinous crime would be given exemplary punishment, the statement said.
It also mentioned that a special investigation team had been constituted for this purpose and the Pakistani government was making necessary arrangements for the safe return of the cricket team to Sri Lanka and was in touch with Sri Lankan authorities.
"Pakistan greatly values its relations with Sri Lanka. Our two countries have maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relationship which is based on mutual trust and interest in preserving regional peace, security and stability," said the statement.
At least five policemen and two others and six cricket players of Sri Lanka were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the players' bus and the policemen escorting them, according to local TV channel reports.
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