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Musharraf escapes assassination attempt

ISLAMABAD: The former president Pervez Musharraf escaped an assassination attempt when a roadside planted bomb exploded at Faizabad bridge soon after his convoy passed by it, ARY News reported Thursday.

Musharraf, under a heavy security cover, was shifted from the  Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to his farmhouse in Chak Shahzad in small hours of Thursday and hardly 30 minutes later a planted bomb on his route near Faizabad bridge exploded.

According to police, the blast was carried out through improvised explosive device (IED). Police said the blast aimed to target Musharraf.

A 2-feet deep crater was created at the site of incident. The law enforcers have begun probe into the foul play.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



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