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Al-Qaeda chief suspect in bid on Musharraf’s life

An initial probe and some raw intelligence reports are strengthening investigators’ view that the attempt to assassinate President Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi was an al-Qaeda brainchild. Senior security officials, in the knowledge of the investigation, have described the incident as “the closest call yet”. “The intensity of the blast was enough to blow up the entire convoy,” a senior official said. This was the third known attempt on President Musharraf’s life since September 11, 2001. “The sad part is that it didn’t come as a surprise, we knew that al-Qaeda was taking aim at him,” according to a security official who added: “Enough is not being done to protect the president being sought by the world’s most feared terrorist organisation.” Full Story

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