Security officials in Pakistan say shots were fired at the plane of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf after the craft took off from a military base in Rawalpindi.

The plane was not hit, and General Musharraf landed safely in southern Pakistan, where he spoke to victims of recent floods.

An Army spokesman, Major General Waheed Arshad, says the government is trying to figure out who fired the shots, but insists that the president's plane was not the intended target.

However, other Pakistani officials called the incident an unsuccessful attack on the president's plane.

Officials say the shots were from a machine gun. Police found two anti-aircraft guns on a nearby roof.

In other news, a suicide bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan has killed at least four Pakistani soldiers in a military convoy.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.