Pakistan's PM escapes assassination attempt
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani escaped an assassination attempt Wednesday when his motorcade was fired upon, local media reports said.
Two bullets struck the prime minister's bulletproof car in Rawalpindi, GEO-TV reported.
Gilani was unhurt, Pakistan's Information Minister Sherry Rehman told CNN.
Rawalpindi, about 18 miles (30 kilometers) from the capital city of Islamabad, is a closely guarded city that is home to the country's military headquarters.
The prime minister was returning to Islamabad from the city of Lahore, the station reported.
Pakistan's state television station, PTV, showed images of the car's tinted driver's side window with two bullet holes creating a cobweb-like shatter.
The shooting came two days before Pakistani lawmakers are set to elect a new president.