Skip to comments.Report: Pakistan blames Bhutto's death on al-Qaeda linked group
Posted on 12/28/2007 8:36:18 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN -- The Pakistani Interior Ministry said Friday the suicide bomber who killed Benazir Bhutto has been identified as belonging to a militant group with links to al Qaeda, Pakistan's GEO TV reported.
The ministry said the attacker was with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi -- a Sunni Muslim militant group that the Pakistani government has blamed for hundreds of killings -- according to the report.
There was no sign the group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Pakistan opposition leader.
The U.S. State Department lists Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as a terrorist organization and said it had links to the Taliban. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf banned the group in 2001.
"In January 1999, the group attempted to assassinate former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif," the State Department Web site says.
Also Friday, a report by the state-run news agency Associated Press of Pakistan said al Qaeda had claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.
The agency quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Javed Iqbal Cheema as saying, "Al Qaeda in a statement has accepted the responsibility of her assassination, as in the past she had been receiving life threats from this terrorist group."
No one has accepted responsibility for Bhutto's death on radical Islamist Web sites that regularly post such messages from al Qaeda and other militant groups............."
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An al-Zawahiri tape should do nicely.
Democrats greatly saddened.
The fact that the murderer blew himself speaks volumes about who pulled this off.
Yep. Mushareff would need some real loyal operatives to do that...
You would think the Pakistanis would get mad at al-Qaeda at some point if they believe al-Qaeda did it. The prevailing belief seems to be the government/Musharraf did it.
Right. Pakistan is filled with illiterates and those fire-breathing, hate-filled Muhhas preaching to their illiterate dolts.
48% of Pakistantis approve of Osama Bin Laden.
Now, are we surprised?