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Taliban Threatens To Assassinate Musharraf


Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan's Taliban have threatened to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf when he returns home from exile on March 24 to contest elections.

A Taliban militant, Adnan Rasheed, who took part in a previous attempt to assassinate Musharraf, warned in a video obtained by media that "the mujahedin of Islam have prepared a special squad to send Musharraf to hell.”

He said “there are suicide bombers, snipers, a special assault unit, and a close combat team," ready for assassination bids.

Musharraf joined the U.S.-led war on terror following the September 11 attacks and later launched a major crackdown on militancy in Pakistan.

He is due to return home on March 24 after nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Dubai and London to take part in parliamentary elections on May 11.
Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP
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