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Security fears prompt withdrawal from Pakistani event

Updated: October 11, 2004, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Olympic field hockey champion Australia pulled out of a December tournament in Pakistan because of security fears.

The decision Monday came after a suicide bombing at a mosque killed four people in Lahore, where the Champions Trophy will be held Dec. 4-12. The attack was the third this month against a religious target in eastern Punjab province in violence between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

"(Australia) has pulled out despite the fact that we have given the security ...

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