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Pakistan's former ruler Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt: Police

Published on Apr 3, 2014 1:27 PM
 

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - 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 early Thursday, police said.

The bomb was planted on his route from an army hospital where he has been staying since January to his home on the outskirts of Islamabad.

"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.