Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Research and Analysis Wing

Indian intelligence may haved saved Pervez Musharraf from a third assassination attempt:

A tip-off by an Indian intelligence agency helped foil a third assassination attempt against Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf earlier this month, a report said Wednesday.

The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) alerted Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) "in the first week of February" about an attempt on President Musharraf's life, a report said.

The intelligence information transmitted to the ISI was based on "communication intercepts" among militant groups opposed to Musharraf, the report said.

"The intercepts were passed on by RAW chief C D Sahay to his ISI counterpart, Ehsan ul Haq, enabling the latter to foil the third attempt on Musharraf's life," it said. The report gave no further details.

Musharraf escaped two assassination attempts last December.


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