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Former Pakistani President Musharraf survives assassination attempt

A bomb detonated late Wednesday evening minutes from former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's convoy passing over Faizabad Bridge. No one was injured in the blast and no one has yet claimed responsibility.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   April 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escaped an assassination attempt late Wednesday evening when a bomb exploded on a bridge minutes from his convoy passing.

The bomb detonated on Faizabad Bridge, along the route Musharraf's convoy was taking as they transported the former president from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology -- where he has been receiving treatment since his admission in January -- to his farm house on the outskirts of Islamabad.

There were no reported injuries and no one has yet claimed responsibility.

Musharraf, president of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008, is currently on trial for treason for actions he took on November 3, 2007, when he dismissed judges and suspended the constitution.


[BBC]

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