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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