Another attempt to kill Musharraf

NY Times:

"Government officials said Friday that they had found part of the remains of one of the two suicide bombers who on Thursday attacked the convoy of the Pakistani president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. The officials said they were in the process of identifying the remains.


"Two suicide bombers driving vans, each thought to contain about 50 to 60 pounds of explosives, rammed into General Musharraf's motorcade in Rawalpindi.

"According to government officials, 15 people, including the bombers, were killed in the attack, which came close enough to the president to damage the windshield of his limousine.

"It was the second attempt in 11 days to kill General Musharraf, who escaped unhurt both times."

The desperation of the attacks on Musharraf suggest al Qaeda is very afraaid of Pakistan's cooperation witht he US. The attacks also coincide witht he discovery that elements of Pakistan's nuclrear program provided assistance to Iran, North Korea and Lybia.


"The attacks came two months after the release of an audiotape purportedly from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's top deputy, urging Pakistanis to overthrow General Musharraf."


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