Pak­istan’s Mushar­raf sur­vives bomb at­tack

Daily Trust - - WORLD / INTERNATIONAL -

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.

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