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Musharraf Unharmed in Apparent Assassination Attempt

Former Pakistani military leader Pervez Musharraf survived an apparent assassination attempt Thursday when a bomb exploded after his motorcade drove by.

Police say Mr. Musharraf was traveling from a hospital in Rawalpindi to his farmhouse outside Islamabad.

They say a bomb blew up in a pipeline under the Faizabad bridge, leaving a large crater in the road.

No one was injured and the motorcade was rerouted.

Mr. Musharraf returned from exile to Pakistan last year, but found himself facing charges of treason for declaring a state of emergency in 2007.

He suspended the constitution and fired several judges in what prosecutors say was an attempt to silence the opposition.

Mr. Musharraf faces the death penalty if convicted.

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