Pakistan's Musharraf unharmed by explosion

Last updated 19:51 03/04/2014

Relevant offers

Asia

Murder charges over Bangladesh Rana Plaza filed Malaysia Airlines CEO says carrier is bankrupt 120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan Body found in suitcase at Tokyo train station Video: Japanese volcano Mt Shindake erupts Powerful earthquake hits eastern Japan Leak of radioactive material at India's Delhi airport Civilians emerge as pawns in South China Sea legal chess game Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island, evacuation ordered The body in the Bali rice field: Why Peter and John Ellis can't forgive their mother Noor

A Pakistani police official says a bomb exploded near a convoy carrying former President Pervez Musharraf in the capital of Islamabad but the former ruler was not harmed.

Mohammad Hayat says the bomb exploded as the general was being moved late Wednesday night from the military hospital in Rawalpindi where he has been staying to his home in Islamabad.

Hayat said Musharraf's convoy had just crossed a bridge entering the capital when the bomb went off.

Musharraf's spokeswoman, Aasia Ishaq, says he was fine and reached his home safely.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Musharraf survived multiple assassination attempts while he was in office.

When he returned to the country last year the Pakistani Taliban vowed to kill him.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content