Islamabad, Jan 15: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has for the first time claimed responsibility for the assassition of former Pakistani Prime Minister Bezir Bhutto in a new book in written by Taliban leader Abu Mansoor Asim Mufti Noor Wali.
Pakistani Taliban claims Bhutto's assassition in new book
Bhutto was killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi shortly after she addressed an election rally on December 27, 2007 and members of the then military regime of General Pervez Musharraf had blamed the TTP for it. The outfit has so far maintained its silence over the assassition.
No group had claimed responsibility for Bhutto’s murder until the claim in “Inqilab Mehsood South Waziristan - From British Raj to American Imperialism.” The book says suicide bombers Bilal, who was also known as Saeed and Ikramullah were tasked to carry out the attack on Bhutto on December 27.
“Bomber Bilal first fired at Bezir Bhutto from his pistol and the bullet hit her neck. Then he detoted his explosive jacket and blew himself up among the participants of the procession,” Daily Times on Monday quoted the book as saying. After Bhutto’s assassition, the Musharraf regime had released an audio conversation purpotedly between the two Taliban men talking about Bhutto’s death. The book also claims that the Taliban was behind another attack on Bhutto, carried out by two suicide bombers in October 2007 in Karachi, in which nearly 140 people died. (IANS)