updated 10/11/2006 3:31:06 PM ET 2006-10-11T19:31:06

Pakistan’s president said Wednesday that authorities have captured the “extremists” behind a bombing and a planned rocket attack last week.

Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s comments were the first confirmation that suspects were in custody after last week’s explosion in a park near his residence in Rawalpindi and the discovery of two rockets planted near the National Assembly.

Asked at a news conference whether he was the target of the explosion and the rockets, Musharraf said: “I cannot say for sure whether I was being targeted. Maybe I was.”

“We have unearthed the whole gang. We have caught the culprits and they are extremists,” he said without describing them further or saying how many people had been detained.

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