Musharraf says al-Qaida trying to kill him

President Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan is investigating a "definite possibility" of al-Qaida involvement in two attempts to assassinate him last month.

    Musharraf has survived four assassination attempts on his life

    "We have unearthed a lot. We have in fact netted all the people directly involved in the action but we are trying to see who was behind them, the real links, as they say," Musharraf told reporters at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Thursday. 

    "We think that yes, there is a definite possibility of some al-Qaida in the rear," either ordering or executing the attacks, he added. "We are now trying to see the linkage with our (Pakistani) extremist organisations, we need to establish that still." 

    Since he came to power Musharraf has survived four assassination attempts on his life. All have been blamed on Islamists.

    Two of the attempts occurred in Karachi and the other two in the military capital, Rawalpindi.

    His major enemy, al-Qaida, has threatened to assassinate him on a number of occasions and asked the Pakistani tribes to do the same.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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