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Pakistani Leader Narrowly Escapes Attempt on Life

Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, narrowly escaped an attempt on his life Sunday when a powerful bomb ripped up a section of a bridge in the city of Rawalpindi seconds after his motorcade crossed it, officials said. A senior army official called the explosion the “closest call yet” in at least three attempts to assassinate the president since he began cooperating with the United States in the war against terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “This was a cowardly act by the extremist religious forces,” Musharraf said at a public appearance in the capital, Islamabad, after the blast. “I was the target, but there is no reason to be scared. We’ll continue to fight this menace.” A military official said that “the intensity of the blast was enough to blow up the entire convoy.” Police officials and witnesses said debris fell half a mile from the blast site. No one was hurt in the incident. Full Story

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