Friday, April 4, 2014
Musharraf Had A Narrow Escape In An Assassination Attempt
Former president Parvez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was about to pass early Thursday. The bomb was planted on Musharraf's route from an army hospital where he was staying since January to his home in the outskirts of Islamabad. No body was injured and and there have been no claims of responsibility so far. Four kilograms of explosive devices was planted in a pipeline under a bridge exploded 20 minutes before the former president was supposed to cross the spot. Senior police officer said he was taken home via an alternate route. The Taliban had also vowed to send a squad of suicide bombers to kill him, and the security threats have prevented him from appearing in all but two of treason hearings. It was the fourth attempt on ex-general's life, with the first occurring while he was in office.