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Pakistani police arrest six more over Musharraf assassination bid

Pakistani police have arrested six more Islamic extremists over an attempt to kill President Pervez Musharraf in 2002, a senior officer said. The militants from the Harkatul Mujahedin al-Alaami organisation, arrested in a raid here, were also wanted over a suicide bomb attack on the US embassy in this southern port city. “We have been able to break group’s network. There may be a few more but they are on the run,” chief police investigator Fayyaz Leghari told AFP on Monday. The arrests were made on the basis of information from another al-Alaami memmber, Kamran Atif, who was captured last week. Atif is believed to have pressed the detonator meant to blow up a remote-controlled car bomb parked on a highway where Musharraf’s motorcade was passing in April 2002. The detonator did not work. Full Story

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