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Monday, November 05, 2012

Seven Pakistanis were indicted in Bhutto assassination
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On November 5, 2011, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court indicted seven individuals, two government officials and five Pakistani Taliban in connection with the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Former president Pervez Musharraf was also accused by the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan of involvement in the assassination, but he was not charged in connection with the killing. In April 2011, a UN commission formed to investigate the assassination found the Pakistani government and police forces responsible for the assassination because they failed to provide adequate security to the former prime minister. In February 2012, Pakistani authorities vowed to arrest and convict former president Musharraf for his alleged involvement in the killing.

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