Pervez Musharraf has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. Photo: AFP
Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass.
The bomb was planted on his route from an army hospital where he has been staying since January to his home on the outskirts of Islamabad.
"Four kilograms of explosive device planted in a pipeline under a bridge exploded around 20 minutes before the former president was supposed to cross the spot," senior police official Liaqat Niazi said. The incident took place early on Thursday.