Pakistan official admits security loopholes

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Lahore, Mar 5: A top Pakistani cop admitted serious security loopholes which allowed gunmen to attack Sri Lanka's cricketers and escape from the scene.

After two days of Lahore terror attack, Pakistan is yet to make any breakthrough in the case. The acknowledgment came after allegations by English ICC match referee Chris Broad who alleged that police abandoned him like a 'sitting duck.'

The video footage telecasted by Pakstani television channels showed the Lahore gunmen calmly walking away from the scene of their ambush.

However, other Pakistani officials have defended the security measures. They defended by saying that all the six policemen were killed by gunmen.

Lahore commissioner Khusro Pervez admitted in an interview with local media that the gunmen should have been battled by "back-up police support which didn't arrive."

The commissioner said that all convoys were provided outer cordons, but in this case the outer cordon did not respond or it was not enough. The vehicles used for escorting the Sri Lankan convoy were not adequate. He added, "There are certain security lapses which are very vivid and very clear."

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