This Article is From Apr 23, 2013

Pakistan police defuse bomb near Pervez Musharraf's house

Pakistan police defuse bomb near Pervez Musharraf's house

File Photo: Police outside Musharraf's farmhouse

Islamabad: Pakistani police say they have defused a car bomb near the house of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Islamabad police chief Bani Amin says the explosive-laden vehicle was found parked about 150 meters (500 feet) from the main gate of Musharraf's house on the capital's outskirts Tuesday.

The former military strongman is being held under house arrest in connection with a case involving his decision to fire senior judges while in power.

Amin says police are investigating how the vehicle was able to approach Musharraf's house.

The Taliban have threatened to kill Musharraf, and suspected militants tried to assassinate him several times when he was in power from 1999-2008.

Musharraf returned last month after four years in self-imposed exile to make a political comeback but has suffered multiple setbacks.