TTP behind Bhutto's assassination: Report

Posted By: Mamatha
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Benazir Bhutto
Islamabad, Oct 26: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud, was the mastermind behind the suicide attack on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, said a investigation report carried out by Pakistan's investigation agency.

According to the media sources, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team will submit its report before Oct 30 to an anti-terrorism court.

Due to three absconders- Abdur Rehman, Saddam and Faiz Mohammad, the Investigation Agency was not able to complete its probe and according to the media reports all the 3 absconders were killed in a military operation in tribal areas.

Five Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) member, who have been arrested are Rafaqat, Hussain, Sher Zaman, Aitzaz Shah and Abdul Rashid.

Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan and then-leader of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was assassinated on Dec 27, 2007 in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city at Liaquat National Bagh, when she was campaigning for parliamentary elections (Jan 2008).

Authorities said Bhutto was died from bullet wounds, fired by a man who then blew himself up, killing 24 other people who were present in the rally.

Later, surgeons who treated Bhutto, said she died from a skull fracture during the suicide attack, but not from bullet wounds.

Bhutto, had previously survived a similar assassination attempt on her in Karachi that killed more than 139 people, after her return from exile two months earlier.

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