Pakistan’s former President survives assassination attempt

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former President and military leader, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt Apr. 3, Al Jazeera reports.

Musharraf, who is currently on trial for treason, was travelling with his convoy when a bomb went off shortly before he was set to pass.

The bomb exploded as Musharraf travelled from an army hospital, where he had been staying since January, to his home.

Musharraf was moving back to his farmhouse after spending three months in the cardiac unit of Rawalpindi hospital.

Nobody was injured in the attack and there has not yet been a claim of responsibility.

The Taliban previously promised to use a suicide bomb to kill the former president. Further security threats have kept Musharraf from attending all but two of his treason hearings, Al Jazeera reports.

Senior police official, Liaqat Niazi, said that four kilograms of explosives were planted under a bridge that detonated about 20 minutes before Musharraf passed.

Niazi added that Musharraf was the intended victim. This was the fourth attempt on  Musharraf’s life.

Photo source, Daily Tribune.



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