Pervez attacker hanged to death

M Siddiqui, a member of Pak Army, was court-martialled and sentenced to death for plotting to kill the Pak Prez.
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Updated on Aug 20, 2005 02:50 PM IST
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PTI | By Press Trust of India, Islamabad

A Pakistani soldier convicted of taking part in a failed assassination plot against President Pervez Musharraf was hanged on Saturday, an official and military spokesman said.

Islam Sadiqqui, was among several soldiers arrested after Al-Qaeda operatives and domestic militants - including army officers - tried to blow up Musharraf's motorcade as it was travelling near the capital Islamabad on December 14, 2003.

Although no one was hurt in this attack, at least 16 people, mostly president's police guards, were killed and several others wounded when suicide bombers on December 25 again tried to hit two explosive laden vehicles with president's limousine.

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