Al-CIA-Duh Claims Responsibility for Murder of
International | December 27, 2007
Syed Saleem Shahzad
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
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
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.
Bhutto had just addressed a pre-election rally
on Thursday in the garrison town of Rawalpindi
when the bomb went off.
She had come to Rawalpindi after finishing a
rapid election campaign, ahead of the January
polls, in Pakistan's volatile North West
Frontier Province (NWFP) where she had talked
about a war against terrorism and al-Qaeda.
Reports say at least 15 other people were killed
in the attack and several others injured.
As news of Bhutto's death spread throughout the
country, there are reports that people have
taken to the streets to protest the death of the
leader of the PPP, which has the largest support
of any party in Pakistan.
In the southern port city of Karachi, Bhutto's
hometown, residents reportedly threw stones at
cars and burnt tyres.
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