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Pakistan: Kashmir, Afghan Network Targets Musharraf

A network of Kashmiri and Afghan militants was behind the latest assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani officials said on Sunday. Two suicide car bombers tried to ram explosives-laden vehicles into Musharraf’s limousine on Thursday in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, 12 miles from the capital Islamabad. Information Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said investigators were close to arresting those behind the attack. “It’s a huge network of terrorists having tentacles from Kashmir to Afghanistan. They also have international ties,” he told Reuters. A senior government official said, on condition of anonymity, that one of the suicide bombers was from a Pakistani part of Kashmir, while the other was an Afghan who carried a fake Pakistani identity card. The fake identity card showed his address to be in a town of North West Frontier Province, bordering Afghanistan, he said. Full Story

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