Former Prime Minister Bhutto Murdered by Pakistani Taliban, Report Says
October 27, 2010
Pakistan (ChattahBox World News) – Nearly three years after the assassination of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the investigation into her death concluded that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, also known as the TTP, was responsible for the murder, the Times of India reports.
Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency will present its conclusions on Oct. 30, but revealed that the findings coincided with the Pakistani interior ministry’s original suspicion that the Taliban had concocted the plot. TTP chief Baitullah Mehsud, who was suspected of being the original mastermind of the scheme, has since been killed, but five TTP members have been arrested in connection with the slaying.
Bhutto was at an election rally on Dec. 27, 2007 when a gunman was observed aiming at her head just before a suicide bomb erupted, killing at least 24 people. Bhutto’s security director was in Britain on a scholarship at the time of the murder, the Times reports.