Fans welcome Musharraf home

Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf have welcomed his return after four years of self-imposed exile. Mr Musharraf, who faces a string of charges, is planning to contest the upcoming general election.

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Taliban threaten to kill former president

Pakistan's Taliban have threatened, in a video released today, to use suicide bombers and snipers to kill former President Pervez Musharraf when he returns home from exile.

In a video obtained by Reuters, Adnan Rasheed, who took part in a previous attempt to assassinate Musharraf, said:

"The mujahideen of Islam have prepared a special squad to send Musharraf to hell. There are suicide bombers, snipers, a special assault unit and a close combat team."

Musharraf angered the Taliban and other groups by embarking on a tougher line on militancy.

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