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Pakistani Police Find Explosives Near Musharraf's House


Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad in April

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad in April

Pakistani police say they found explosives near the house of the country's former president and army chief, Pervez Musharraf, two days before he is to appear in court in a treason case.

Police officials said they defused 2.5 kilograms of explosives planted beside a road leading to Islamabad from a suburb where Musharraf lives.

Police officials said it wasn't clear who had planted the explosives.

Musharraf is accused of high treason and several other charges relating to his 1999-2008 rule.

He is scheduled to appear before a court on January 1.

His previous court hearing on December 24 was postponed due to a bomb scare.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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