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Updated: December 7, 2010 18:07 IST

Kayani escapes Taliban rocket attack

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Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani. File photo: AP.
Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani. File photo: AP.

Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani today escaped an attempt on his life when Taliban militants fired rockets at an area in South Waziristan tribal agency shortly after his visit to the troubled region.

The militants fired at least four rockets in Laddha area as soon Gen. Kayani left the area, Geo News reported.

A media team covering the army chief’s visit had to hide in a bunker.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Soon after the attack, security personnel retaliated with gunfire, the channel reported.

There was no official word on the incident.

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