Investigation teams in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi arrested two suspects in connection with the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, according to a senior Pakistani official.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police have arrested
two more suspects in connection with the assassination of
opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, the interior minister said on
Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack on Dec. 27 as
she was coming out of an election rally in the city of
Rawalpindi, adjoining the capital Islamabad.
"Right now, I can only say that two suspects have been
apprehended in this connection," Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz
Last month, authorities arrested 15-year-old Aitezaz Shah
who admitted being a a back-up suicide bomber for a team that
assassinated Bhutto. Shah and his "handler" Sher Zaman were
captured from the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan.
The government has blamed Baitullah Mehsud, an al
Qaeda-linked militant commander, based in a tribal region on
the Afghan border, for Bhutto's murder.
The latest arrests came as Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party
marked 40th and final mourning day of her assassination.
Date created : 2008-02-07