Pakistan: Man Accused of Attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team Released On Bail

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An Islamic militant accused in a 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team and dozens of other killing incidents was released on bail Thursday after spending 14 years in prison because the Supreme Court didn’t have sufficient evidence to keep him holding, according to his lawyer. Malik Ishaq, a member of the outlawed extremist group Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, was taken into custody in 1997, and was blamed for a series of crimes, including assaults on minority Shi’te community. He was also accused of plotting the assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009. Six security personnel and a driver were killed in the attack.

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