Pakistan’s Musharraf survives bomb attack
Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass, police said.
The bomb was planted as the convoy travelled from an army hospital where Musharraf has been staying since January to his home, on the outskirts of Islamabad early on Thursday. Nobody was injured and there have been no claims of responsibility so far.
“Four kilograms 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 said.