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Jan 30, 2008
Benazir`s killer suicide bomber identified claims Ministry of Interior

ISLAMABAD: A teenage boy suspected to be a member of a suicide squad picked to murder former premier Benazir Bhutto has identified the bomber who blew himself up near her car.

Talking to a private TV Channel, Interior Secretary, Kamal Shah has confirmed that accused Aitizaz Shah and Sher Zaman arrested from Dera during investigation identified the suicide bomber.

Aitizaz Shah had been remanded to 10-day custody to the police for interrogation.

Aitizaz Shah has identified the bomber as Bilal, who belongs to South Waziristan tribal region and a investigation team has been sent to Waziristan aiming to investigate the matter, the Interior Secretary said.

He further informed that the police on the information given by Aitizaz Shah and Sher Zaman who are on 10 day remand, three more accused were arrested while raids are being continued for more arrest. The identification and association of the arrested persons from any organisation however is being kept secret.

Bilal was a member of Baitullah Mehsood group, blamed by the authorities for organizing suicide bombings against security forces across the country.

The interior ministry had released a video tape a day after the assassination of Bhutto in which two persons identified Bilal as among the bombers who killed the former prime minister.

The police have also arrested six people in different parts of Rawalpindi following information provided by Aitizaz Shah.

Meanwhile, according to a private TV Channel, the Scotland Yard team probing the murder of the former Prime Minister would be back Pakistan in the current week and would restart the investigation process.

(Source: "Benazir`s killer suicide bomber identified claims Ministry of Interior", Paktribune, 29 January 2008)




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