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Pakistan's Musharraf escapes bomb attack while leaving hospital

The convoy of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf escorted by paramilitary troops, leaves the special court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 31, 2014. A special Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Musharraf on five counts of high treason, marking a sharp blow to the country’s powerful military. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

ISLAMABAD - 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.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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