Musharraf Unharmed in Apparent Assassination Attempt
Former Pakistani military leader Pervez Musharraf survived an apparent assassination attempt Thursday when a bomb exploded after his motorcade drove by.
Police say Mr. Musharraf was traveling from a hospital in Rawalpindi to his farmhouse outside Islamabad.
They say a bomb blew up in a pipeline under the Faizabad bridge, leaving a large crater in the road.
No one was injured and the motorcade was rerouted.
Mr. Musharraf returned from exile to Pakistan last year, but found himself facing charges of treason for declaring a state of emergency in 2007.
He suspended the constitution and fired several judges in what prosecutors say was an attempt to silence the opposition.
Mr. Musharraf faces the death penalty if convicted.
Powerful Aftershock Strikes Chile a Day After Deadly Quake
A powerful aftershock has struck off the northern coast of Chile, a day after the region was struck by an 8.2 magnitude quake that killed six people.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 7.8 magnitude earthquake was detected late Wednesday night ((0243 UTC Thursday morning )) about 23 kilometers south of Iquique, at a depth of 20 kilometers below sea level. The aftershock prompted authorities to issue a new tsunami alert along the Chilean coast and order the evacuation of thousands of coastal residents.
Tuesday's quake struck about 100 kilometers off the country's sparsely populated northwest coast, triggering tsunami warnings as far away as Japan. The warnings were canceled several hours later.
Police and soldiers patrolled northern coastal areas of Chile to prevent looting, as television footage showed damaged homes and shopping centers in the port city of Iquique, 1,800 kilometers north of Santiago.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet toured the area Wednesday, declaring it a disaster zone. To the north, the quake triggered power outages in Peru, and evacuations in some southern towns there. But there were no reports of serious damage or injuries.