Court orders arrest of Baitullah Mehsud in Bhutto's killing

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court issued an arrest warrant Monday for Baitullah Mehsud, accusing him of masterminding the murder of former PM Benazir Bhutto, officials said.

Court orders arrest of Baitullah Mehsud in Bhutto's killing
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court issued an arrest warrant Monday for a Baitullah Mehsud, accusing him of masterminding the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, officials said.

The commander has denied the allegations.

But in late January authorities arrested a would-be teenage bomber, Aitzaz Shah, along with his handler Sher Zaman in Dera Ismail Khan, a town in the North-West Frontier Province.

Both suspects were presented at Rawalpindi's anti-terrorism court Monday with three other accused - Hasnain Gul, Abdul Rashid, and Rafaqat Hussain - who were arrested in Rawalpindi in February for their alleged roles in planning Bhutto's assassination.

The anti-terrorism judge issued the arrest warrant for Mehsud and four other people while ordering the five suspects already in custody held until their trial scheduled for March 18, a court official said.


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Last Mod: 10 Mart 2008, 18:06
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