Pakistan's former ex-general Musharraf escapes bombing attack
A bomb detonated at an interchange in the Pakistani capital minutes before former military leader Pervez Musharraf was scheduled to pass.
A bomb detonated at an interchange in the Pakistani capital minutes before former military leader Pervez Musharraf was scheduled to pass Thursday morning.
Musharraf was secretly transferred by a convoy from a military hospital in Rawalpindi to his farmhouse in Islamabad’s suburbs.
“Four kilograms (nine pounds) of explosive device planted in a pipeline under a bridge exploded around 20 minutes before the former president was supposed to cross the spot," senior police official Liaqat Niazi told AFP.
The bomb exploded at around 2:00 a.m., 20 minutes before the convoy was expected to pass over the spot.
The convoy took another route to return Musharraf home. No one was injured in the explosion, and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The incident marks the fourth time the former army chief, who was indicted for treason by a special court on Monday, has survived an assassination attempt.
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