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2 Pakistani Soldiers Convicted of Attempts on Musharraf's Life


A Pakistani military court has convicted two soldiers of involvement in last year's assassination attempts on President Pervez Musharraf.

Army spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan says one of them was given the death penalty, and the other sentenced to 10 years in prison. He did not name them.

He said the military court handed down the sentences a few days ago and that six Air Force personnel are also being tried on similar charges.

General Musharraf survived two assassination attempts last December in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.

The attacks were blamed on pro-al-Qaida Islamic militants angry at Musharraf's support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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