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Pakistani Police Investigate Bomb Attempt

Investigators were questioning at least seven detainees, including three police officers, Monday after an assassination attempt on President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terror. It was at least the second attempt on Musharraf’s life in the four years since he seized power. No one has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bomb attack on the general who has enraged Islamic hard-liners by abandoning support for Afghanistan’s former Taliban regime, tackling Pakistani extremism and making peace overtures to rival India. Two bombs planted under a bridge in Rawalpindi, a city near the capital Islamabad, exploded simultaneously, moments after Musharraf’s motorcade passed. No one was hurt, but a section of the bridge was destroyed. Police want to know how the bombers had advance knowledge of secret details about the presidential convoy movements. Full Story

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