Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing treason trial, today narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when a powerful bomb went off near his farmhouse here shortly after his convoy had passed.
The blast took place on VVIP Road between Faizabad and Rawal Dam Chowk an hour after Musharraf's convoy passed through the route at about 3 am to shift him to his farmhouse from from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi.
He was unhurt, but officials said the blast caused about a foot deep hole in the ground.
The police claimed that the 70-year-old former president was the target, media reports said.
A bomb disposal squad was called in at the blast site - three kilometers from Musharraf's sprawling Chak Shehzad farmhouse on the outskirts of the city.