Pakistan rearrests former president Musharraf over Red Mosque deaths

Reuters

ISLAMABAD Oct 10 (Reuters) - Pakistan rearrested formerPresident Pervez Musharraf on Thursday following accusationsthat he was personally responsible for the deaths of more than100 people after he ordered commandos to storm the Red Mosque in2007.

The operation followed a week-long standoff between themosque's supporters and security forces.

The rearrest came after he had been granted bail in threeother cases and his lawyer said on Wednesday he was cleared toleave the country.

A complaint against Musharraf in the Red Mosque case wasregistered two weeks ago on the orders of a judge.

Musharraf was forced out of office after trying and failingto fire the country's chief justice. The former president andhead of the army went into exile in 2008 but returned earlierthis year in an abortive attempt to launch a political career.

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