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Musharraf 'Plotters' Charged

A Pakistani court has charged five men with attempting to assassinate President Pervez Musharraf. Four of the men belong to an outlawed militant group while the fifth is a former member of a paramilitary police force. The four militants were sentenced to death last week for their role in a car bomb attack last year on the US consulate in Karachi. Twelve Pakistanis were killed in that attack. The men are accused of of trying to murder President Musharraf by setting off a bomb in a Suzuki pick-up vehicle while he was on a visit to Karachi in April last year. But the bomb apparently failed to detonate. The maximum penalty for attempted murder is life imprisonment. Full Story

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