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Who are these assassins after Musharraf's life? Is it all a ploy?

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Hyper-reality seems to be dogging Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf nowadays. Otherwise, how do you explain these 'deadly' statistics: in the first week of October, there were three reported attempts made on his life, bringing the grand total of assassination bids on him to nine, from the time he grabbed power through a coup in 1999. But it seems that Musharraf, like the proverbial cat, enjoys nine lives—he's survived without sustaining even a minor wound. Now, like his innumerable critics here, you could smell mischief in this incredible coincidence and ask: are these assassination attempts engineered?

But first, the attempts on Musharraf's life last week. On the night of October 5, a powerful explosion rocked the Ayub National Park, Rawalpindi, a stone's throw from the Army House where the president lives. Twelve hours later, in the early hours of Oct 6, two 107 mm live rockets were recovered a kilometre from the President's House, his office. On October 7, securitymen recovered two more rockets, fitted with launchers and plugged to...
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