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Pakistan Detains 3 in Kashmir After Musharraf Assassination Attempt - 2003-12-28


Pakistani authorities have detained three men in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir in connection with Thursday's failed assassination attempt against President Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan security officials said the men were detained Saturday as part of the ongoing investigation into the assassination attempt in Rawalpindi.

The Pakistan government has said both local and foreign religious extremists were involved in the attack, which killed 15 people and wounded 45. Government officials said Saturday the suicide bombers have been indentified, but their names were not released.

Reuters news agency quotes Pakistan's Information Minister as saying one of the suicide bombers was from Kashmir and the other one was from Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, the Pakistan-held part of Kashmir.

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