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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

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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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