Sources informed that Rehman was passing through a busy street in a motor convoy in Charsadda district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday, Mar 31. Though Rehman managed to escape the attack, many of his body guards were injured.
Eyewitnesses said that a man blew himself up while the convoy carrying Rehman passed by. Rehman's car was damaged.
The Hindu on Mar 26 accessed cables leaked by WikiLeaks that reveal Rehman had sent a message to the US embassy in New Delhi offering to mediate with the Taliban. The daily also reported that Muslim leaders in New Delhi stayed away from Fazlur Rehman when he visited the city in May 2006. He again visited the following year. He then offered his services as a mediator between the US and the Taliban.