Thursday, 27 December 2007

Al-Qaeda claim Benazir Bhutto assassination

Karachi, 27 Dec. (AKI) - (by Syed Saleem Shahzad) - A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.

It is believed that the decision to kill Bhutto, who is the leader of the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP), was made by al-Qaeda No. 2, the Egyptian doctor, Ayman al-Zawahiri in October.

Death squads were allegedly constituted for the mission and ultimately one cell comprising a defunct Lashkar-i-Jhangvi’s Punjabi volunteer succeeded in killing Bhutto.


Reports say at least 15 other people were killed in the attack and several others injured.
Adnkronos International

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Renegade Eye said...

My comrades hold positions in the parliment, representing the PPP.

Hopefully this act will strengthen the PPP. The turnout of several million people to see Bhutto when she returned, was a blow to Islamism and Maoism in Pakistan.

marvin said...

I agree. Let's hope the PPP to emerge strengthened from this, and bring some real positive change to the country.