Bombs found near Musharraf's house

Authorities have defused four small bombs planted near the house of former Pakistan president and army chief Pervez Musharraf, just two days before he is to appear in court in a treason case.

Bombs found near Musharraf's house

Authorities have defused four small bombs planted near the house of former Pakistan president and army chief Pervez Musharraf, just two days before he is to appear in court in a treason case.

An onlooker spotted the devices alongside a road about half a kilometre from Mr Musharraf’s farmhouse on the outskirts of Islamabad, a police official said.

The improvised devices were left in separate plastic shopping bags and there were about three kilograms of explosives altogether, he added.

Authorities do not know if Mr Musharraf was the intended target, the official said.

Mr Musharraf is accused of high treason and is scheduled to appear before a court on January 1.

He was not able to attend a previous court hearing on December 24 because of a bomb scare.

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