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Around 60 kg explosive used against Musharraf`s life

IRNA

Islamabad, Dec 25, IRNA - A senior Pakistani police official Thursday 
said that each of the two vehicles used as car bombs on President 
General Pervez Musharraf`s convoy carried around 25-30 kgs of 
explosives. 
He said both the suicide bombers were killed, according to state 
APP news agency. 
The two vehicles were at the two petrol stations of Total and PSO 
on airport road. The concrete barrier dividing the two sections of 
the road was also damaged. 
He said the three Mercedes vehicles of the president`s entourage 
which were damaged included two soft-top escort cars and one hard top 
escort car. 
The explosion shattered windows in a wide area. Supply of 
electricity was also disrupted in Jhanda Chichi where overhead 
electricity cables were also damaged. 
The road has been closed for all types of traffic. 
MUSHARRAF SAFE 
General Musharraf is safe and his morale is high, Director General
Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Shaukat Sultan 
said. 
"The morale of President Pervez Musharraf is very high." 
DG ISPR said the president and all members of his entourage are 
safe. 
"The president`s car received only a few minor scratches." 
"The suicide bombers were in two cars. They made an attempt on the
president`s convoy. One of them tried to plough into the convoy and 
after he failed a second attempt was made by another bomber." 
The president`s car had already passed while the last vehicle of 
his squad was damaged. He said a police van was damaged and some 
people inside were injured. 
The DG ISPR said none of the vehicles in the president`s motorcade
were seriously damaged. 
To a question, he said, it is premature to say who were involved 
in the incident. 
He, however said people involved in the incident were not happy 
the way country is making progress and development. 
14 DEAD; 46 INJURED 
Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat Thursday said at least 14 
persons were killed and about 46 injured following an assassination 
attempt on President General Pervez Musharaf. 
Talking to PTV, he said, "the death toll unfortunately is around 
14 and about 46 were injured." 
The Interior Minister said the bodies and injured have been shifted
to hospitals. 
He said rescue operations were underway and as soon as the 
operation ends we will be able to tell the exact figure. 
He termed the incident "very unfortunate, tragic and sad." 
TSH/215 
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