It encapsulates the chaos that reigns in Pakistan right now. Aside from the country's all-too-clear links with terrorism, President Asif Zardari has severed almost all ties with democracy - interpreting the Constitution as he sees fit, and banning his political opponents. It's an explosive mix. And - given the aims of global terrorism - we could get hit by the shrapnel.
But, today, we must again remember those who have already been hit. The second test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been cancelled, and rightly so. In these circumstances, sport just can't go on, and you've got to wonder whether test cricket will ever return to that troubled country. Quite simply: lives matter more.
P.S. Alex writes about the attacks here.