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Pakistan: Explosion in Lahore; Aussies Cancel Cricket Tour

March 11, 2008

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – Police in Pakistan say an explosion has hit an office of the federal police in the eastern city of Lahore. State media are reporting that several people have been wounded.

A wounded man is treated at a hospital in Peshawar, after a ... 

City police official Mohammed Khalid says the blast hit an office of the Federal Investigation Agency in downtown Lahore on Tuesday. He says it remains unclear what caused the explosion.

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Australia Cancels Cricket Trip to Pakistan

By Shahid Hashmi

KARACHI (AFP) – Australia have scrapped their upcoming cricket tour to Pakistan over security fears, their cricket boards said in a statement Tuesday, after bombs killed 20 people in the eastern city of Lahore.

“I  can confirm they have conveyed to us that they have cancelled the tour. We are disappointed and we are issuing a policy statement soon,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief operating officer Shafqat Nagmi told AFP.

The tour was due to begin on March 29 and Lahore was one of the venues where Australia were due to play.

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